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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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Miliband EU pledge 'a shoddy compromise'

One of Ed Miliband's own MPs has hit out at the Labour leader's EU referendum pledge, calling the move a "shoddy compromise".

Backbencher Graham Stringer said:

""I think it's a shoddy compromise really, between those people in the Parliamentary Labour Party who want a referendum because the vast majority of the electorate want it, and those people desperate not to have a referendum."

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