Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ed Miliband unnerves colleagues by rejecting in-out EU referendum

Ed Miliband risked alienating some voters, and unnerving sections of his own shadow cabinet, when he stood firm on Wednesday, saying he was opposed to an in-out referendum on the terms proposed by David Cameron.

The Tories seized on his statement, claiming he was against an in-out referendum, but Miliband's aides said the party only opposed a referendum now.

However, the Conservatives were confident that the Labour leader had made a disastrous political error for which he would pay a price at the next election.