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Miliband defends 'clear' Labour stance on referendum

Labour leader Ed Miliband has reiterated that he does not consider it right to commit to an EU referendum at this point in time - but declined to rule it out in the future.

Speaking during a visit to a hospital in London, he insisted there was no confusion over Labour's stance.

I am being clear. I do not think it makes sense, now, to commit to an in/out referendum years ahead. And the reason why it does not make sense is clear from what the priority of the British people is. Their priority is jobs and growth and living standards and I've got to say what I think the right priority is and I do not believe now it makes sense to commit to an in/out referendum.

– Ed Miliband