Ed Miliband will attempt to win over a reluctant business community on Monday by warning that an EU referendum proposed by David Cameron would trigger a bitter two-year campaign in which a re-elected Tory party would tear itself apart over whether the UK should remain in Europe.
As the Labour leader launches the party’s business manifesto, aides are suggesting the proposed referendum would be a recipe for chaos as would-be successors to Cameron fight for support from an overwhelmingly sceptical party membership.
The attack has been launched as Cameron prepares to see the Queen on Monday afternoon to seek the dissolution of parliament, signalling the official start of the general election campaign.
Following a flat start to the Tories’ campaign, the prime minister will launch a fresh offensive on Miliband’s economic credibility, claiming that Labour’s policies will cost more than £3,000 in higher taxes for working families.
Conservative sources say this will be the spearhead for attacks on what party officials believe is Labour’s major weakness with the electorate.
via The Guardian
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