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PM: We brought Britain back from the brink

Parliament has officially been dissolved after Prime Minister David Cameron met with the Queen at Buckingham Palace as the general election campaign - one of the most closely-contested in decades - officially gets underway.

The Prime Minister used the opportunity to tell voters the Tories had put Britain "back on her feet again", and urged people to let them continue what they has started. Meanwhile, Ed Miliband was expected to say the Tories pose a "clear and present danger" to businesses and jobs with their plans for an EU referendum.

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Miliband: Tories pose 'danger' to business with EU plans

Ed Miliband has warned that Tory plans to hold a referendum on Britain's membership with the European Union pose a "clear and present danger" to jobs and prosperity.

Ed Miliband will outline his fears for business if an EU referendum is held in 2017. Credit: PA Wire

The Labour leader will use the first day of the official campaign period to warn that David Cameron's plans for a referendum in 2017 will lead to "two years of uncertainty".

In a speech at Bloomberg in London today, Mr Miliband will say businesses will face years of "chaos" and will be left unable to plan for the future if the the Tories win power on May 7 and the referendum goes ahead.

Miliband will say that his party will not "condemn this country to years of uncertainty, years of insecurity, by threatening our European future".

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