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No 10 seeks EU budget freeze

The Government is seeking "at best a cut, at worst a freeze" in the European Union budget negotiations this week, No 10 has said. The CBI president has urged ministers not to forget "our old friends in Europe".

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Ed Miliband: 'Pro-Europeans must stop turning a blind eye'

Pro-Europeans must stop turning a "blind eye" to the failings of the EU and make the case for reform or the country will "sleepwalk" into an economy-wrecking exit, Ed Miliband will say today.

Ed Miliband will issue a harsh warning to Pro-Europeans Credit: Scott Heppell/PA Wire

The Labour leader will tell the CBI conference that pressure on David Cameron from eurosceptic Tories had forced the Prime Minister into "negotiations that will not deliver" for the repatriation of swathes of powers.

Instead he should be concentrating on "building alliances" to agree reforms and ensure Britain did not lose out when eurozone countries deepened their ties in a new two-tier Europe, he will suggest.

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