Labour: No referendum despite Eurosceptic surge

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.

Read: Farage's 'dream has become a reality' after Ukip top EU poll

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