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…