BBC interviewer asks whether MP wants his party to negotiate a deal then campaign against it
Centrist MP Wes Streeting floundered on Thursday’s This Week when Andrew Neil pointed out an obvious logical flaw in Streeting’s demand for Labour to back a referendum on any Brexit deal and to campaign for remain.
Labour’s policy is to deliver Brexit and to negotiate a better Brexit deal – but in the event of a general election leading to a Labour government, Streeting’s plan would see Labour negotiate a Brexit deal – and then campaign against it.
When Neil pushed his point and would not allow evasions, the Ilford North MP’s expressions were a picture:
Streeting tried to end the discussion by claiming there is no prospect of a better deal, even for Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister. However, EU officials have already welcomed Corbyn’s proposals – with one describing Corbyn’s plan as ‘heavenly’.
What a difference when an interview actually probes and questions centrist claims instead of simply allowing them to pass unchallenged or even treating them as unarguable fact.
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