Labour will not guarantee an in-out referendum on the European Union despite a surge in votes for anti-Europe Ukip in the local and European elections.
Speaking after polls showed a win for Nigel Farage's party, Ed Miliband said there was clearly a "desire for Europe to work better for Britain".
However, he said Labour would only back a referendum in the event of any further transfer of powers to Brussels being proposed.
Today EU leaders voted to back Jean-Claude Juncker as new president of the very powerful EU commission, which looks like business as usual.
In Essex the potential damage Ukip could do to Miliband's Downing Street elections is clear. He is there listening to voter's concerns.
The EU parliament is about to welcome the most Eurosceptic and right-wing intake in its history.