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Ed Miliband gave a speech today at the London Business School on Labour’s EU policy. It was another example of his gift for canny positioning. It was also of a reminder of Ed’s willingness to overlook, or to plain ignore, awkward detail.

The speech was in part a corrective to the confusion over whether Labour wants a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU. David Cameron has stated that he will hold a referendum after the next General Election. Labour’s plans have been less clear.

Aiming for clarity, Miliband said today that he would introduce “a lock that guarantees that…

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