Ed Miliband has announced that a Labour Government next would "legislate for a new lock: there would be no transfer of powers from the UK to the EU" without a referendum on our continued membership of the EU.
This would not just be a referendum on the narrow question of whether to allow a transfer of powers from Britain to Brussels; as we have seen in other countries, such votes are too easily ignored.
This position, setting out the conditions in the next parliament under which a Labour government would hold an in/out referendum, offers the British people a clear choice at the next election.
A choice between a divided and ungovernable Conservative party that threatens to inflict huge uncertainty on business and undermine Britain’s influence abroad – a party increasingly arguing for exit from Europe.
Ed Miliband effectively ruled out a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU today, as he set out his party's stance on the issue.
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