3:19 am, Sun 18 Nov 2012
Two thirds of voters have backed a cut in British contributions to the EU in a ComRes survey conducted for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror.
In the poll, 66% said UK payments "should be cut rather than frozen" with 12% against and 22% unsure.
A majority (58%) also agreed that Britain should withdraw from the EU altogether "if some EU powers cannot be restored to the UK", including a 53% majority of Labour voters.
1:02 am, Sun 18 Nov 2012
Britain must take a "hard headed" approach to problems facing the EU, thinks Labour leader Ed Miliband.
Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, Miliband said that budget reform is needed as well as an overhaul of immigration rules and austerity measures.
Too often people have assumed that we have got to make the rise of euroscepticism about the mythology of bendy bananas and bans on chocolate, not not the fact that the European budget looks like it’s suited to the 1950s and not the 21st century.
What I would say is - never shrink from being open about the problems of the European Union.
– Ed Miliband MP, Labour leader
7:37 pm, Sat 17 Nov 2012
Labour has posted a 12-point opinion poll lead over the Tories - its widest margin of advantage in a
ComRes survey for more than seven years.
The Opposition gained two points to 43% on a month ago and the Conservatives dropped two to 31%, in the poll conducted for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror.
It showed the Liberal Democrats static on 10% and Ukip down one on 8%.
Labour has a 12-point opinion poll lead over the Tories, according to a new survey.
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