Mili commits to Europe
Ed Miliband has firmly committed the Labour party to remaining part of the European Union.
The Labour leader addressed members of Francois Hollande's Socialist party in Paris after meeting the President himself. He won warm applause by telling the French MPs:
"Thirty years ago the Labour Party was a party that believed in getting out of Europe. I want to say very very clearly that we consider Britain's place to be in Europe and firmly in Europe."
Earlier Mr Miliband discussed austerity and unemployment with the French leader. Speaking to the press after the half-hour meeting, he said:
"The points of agreement we have were around the fact that the tide is turning against an austerity approach, that there needs to be a different way forward found.
"What president Hollande is seeking to do in France and what he is seeking to do in leading the debate in Europe is find that different way forward.
"We are in agreement in seeking that new way that needs to be found and I think can be found."