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Miliband: EU referendum 'unlikely' if Labour wins election

Labour leader Ed Miliband has effectively ruled out a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU, pledging that he would only hold one in the “unlikely” event that Westminster had to transfer more powers to Brussels.

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Ed Miliband talks down EU referendum vote

Labour party leader Ed Miliband. Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Labour leader Ed Miliband is to vow that his government would only hold an EU referendum before 2020 in the “unlikely” event of a new transfer of powers to Brussels as he seeks to to allay business uncertainty over Britain’s future in Europe.

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