The Labour-backing columnist was requested by a “confused” Kay Burley what the Labour Celebration coverage is on Brexit however he as an alternative determined to tear into Prime Minister Theresa Could’s Brexit deal. The Sky Information host requested: “What’s your understanding of what Labour’s coverage is as a result of I’m a bit confused?”
As an alternative of answering the query, Mr Jones responded: “The important thing factor the Authorities has to do, and that is clearly what Labour proposed, however that’s simply an apparent level which is to have a customs union.
“As a result of the important thing drawback with what the Authorities have tried to do over the past two years is, firstly, as an alternative of negotiating with 27 overseas governments attempting to barter a horrible deal amongst themselves in the event that they…”
Ms Burley shortly hit again and mentioned: “I’m asking what Labour assume as an alternative of what the Tories assume.”
In response, Mr Jones claimed he isn’t on the present to be a “spokesperson for Labour”, including: “What I’m saying when it comes to the customs union plan which has been superior by Labour, the rationale that’s the solely means out, which I used to be attempting to elucidate, is what the Tories are proposing was to attempt to sq. an inconceivable state of affairs which is to keep away from a tough border on the island but in addition exit the customs union.”
The left-wing political activist mentioned Britain is as an alternative heading for a short lived customs union however on an “indefinite scale”.
Mr Jones mentioned: “As an alternative of a customs union the place Britain would even have a everlasting customs union the place Britain would have a say over negotiating commerce offers in the identical means that there are 100 nations on earth in a dozen customs union, and except Turkey and different nations, they do have a say over it.”
Ms Burley makes an attempt to interrupt. However Mr Jones continued and mentioned the draft withdrawal settlement between the UK and EU is the “worst of all worlds”.
John Stevens, Deputy Political Editor responded to Mr Jones feedback and mentioned: “Owen is struggling to elucidate what Labour’s plan is and that’s as a result of Labour doesn’t have a wise and coherent plan.”