Shadow cabinet wants EU vote

Frontbench figures in the Labour party are pushing Ed Miliband to change the party’s position on an EU referendum and back it at their conference in September, according to the Financial Times. Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, and Lord Wood, an adviser of Miliband’s, are said to back the policy change. Jon Cruddas, who is in charge of the party’s policy review, has previously voted for and endorsed the idea of a referendum.