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 downside with what the Authorities have tried to do over the past two years is, firstly, as an alternative of negotiating with 27 overseas governments making an attempt to barter a horrible deal amongst themselves in the event that they…”
Ms Burley rapidly hit again and stated: “I’m asking what Labour suppose as an alternative of what the Tories suppose.”
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 explanation that’s the solely method out, which I used to be making an attempt to clarify, is what the Tories are proposing was to attempt to sq. an unattainable scenario which is to keep away from a tough border on the island but in addition exit the customs union.”
The left-wing political activist stated Britain is as an alternative heading for a short lived customs union however on an “indefinite scale”.
Mr Jones stated: “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 method 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 stated 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 stated: “Owen is struggling to clarify what Labour’s plan is and that’s as a result of Labour doesn’t have a smart and coherent plan.”