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Do Cameron and Miliband secretly feel the same way about the EU?

Do Cameron and Miliband secretly feel the same way about the EU?
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At last, an actual dividing line. Ed has used his first proper speech of the 2015 campaign to declare that his party would never, ever leave the EU:

'We must demand reform from Europe—a European Union that works better for Britain. But make no mistake: exit from the EU would be a dramatic mistake for our country and our economy. So, whatever the politics, I will not join those who cynically offer exit as a realistic plan for our future or the future of Britain’s working families.'

That should really help Labour shore up their northern heartlands against increasing working-class Euroscepticism and the rise of Ukip.

Mr S suspects the Labour leader's position is closer to Cameron's than either would care to admit this side of May. Miliband is hardly setting up a strong stall for demanding reform though...