Labour dismisses row about campaign ad featuring business leaders' quotes

Party defends advert warning against UK exit from EU as Ed Miliband is accused of being slow to engage with corporate world after unveiling business manifesto

Labour has dismissed a row about the use of business leaders’ names in a party advert as “a storm in a tea cup”, as Ed Miliband launched an attempt to woo the corporate world in the runup to the general election.

Unveiling his party’s business manifesto on Monday, the Labour leader said Conservative plans to hold a referendum on Britain’s EU membership were “a clear and present danger” to UK jobs and prosperity. But his speech, which also included promises to set up an infrastructure commission and freeze business rates for small firms, threatened to be overshadowed by a row about campaign material.

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