Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ed Miliband's running scared - and now UKIP will go after him and Labour

While all the headlines may have been about David Cameron’s long-awaited promise for an in/out vote on EU membership, perhaps the most staggering part of Wednesday was the Labour Party’s reaction.

Mr Cameron wants to renegotiate our relationship with Europe, followed by an opportunity to vote ‘out’ if he is elected after 2015. Here was an open goal for the Labour Party to demand that referendum now. They could have called his bluff. Ed Miliband could have pressed the Prime Minister to give voters a say on Europe without ifs and buts. Yet they didn’t.

As a party, we not only see this as a political failure on Labour’s part, but a betrayal of their core voters.