Cameron: EU pledge 'makes no sense whatsoever'

David Cameron has attacked Ed Miliband's EU referendum pledge, saying it makes "no sense whatsoever".

The Prime Minister told reporters on a flight to Israel: "It is not a proposal for an in/out referendum. It is a policy clearly designed by a committee who obviously couldn't agree what to do and have come up with a policy that makes no sense whatsoever."

David Cameron speaking at an EU summit in Brussels last week Credit: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/Press Association Images

He added: "It is absolutely clear - if you get Miliband, you don't get a referendum, you don't get a choice.

"It is the classic Labour 'we know best' approach to politics."

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