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EU referendum: handle with care

Ed Miliband was right about one thing: plebiscites are problematic

By Peter Kellner  

Those who think Britain's EU membership is safe should not rest on their laurels

It is just as well I am not a Labour politician, for the following sentence would surely make me persona non grata in the post-election era, whoever becomes the party’s new leader. But, in for a cent, in for a euro, here goes: Margaret Thatcher and Ed Miliband were right, while Andy Burnham, Mary Creagh and Liz Kendall are wrong.

The issue is whether Labour should now reverse Miliband’s stance on an in-out referendum on Britain’s membership of the…

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