UR leader Ed Miliband will put Britain remaining in the EU, at the heart of his pitch to businesses. The party is also not going to set a target for immigration levels.
Labour will today launch its business manifesto, which will say: “We will return Britain to a leadership role in the EU and create certainty for investment in jobs and growth, with no in/out referendum unless there is a further transfer of powers from Britain to the EU.”
The party will make it clear that Britain cannot close itself “off from the world. Labour will not make the mistake of making promises on immigration that we cannot keep or setting targets that harm Britain, such as by putting university students and high-skilled workers in the same category as low-skilled migration.
“That’s why we will remove university students from the government’s net migration target.”