Owen Jones, columnist for The Guardian was blasted by Ms Andrews over Jeremy Corbyn’s support for terrorist organisations around the world
Ms Andrews, a news editor at the think tank, said: “He’s come out in support of things like Hamas.
“He has shown his sympathies there and he’s shown his sympathies for so many dictatorships across the world if they promote socialist values like in Venezuela and in Cuba.
“I think that the British public feels like, and I actually think Paxman did a pretty decent job last night pushing on this idea, yes it is absolutely fine that the Labour manifesto is not as radical as Jeremy Corbyn is, thank goodness.
“Coming out in support, whether it be through tweets or articles, even as recently as 2012/2013 about how great Venezuela is, as people die in the street.
“You have to admit there is a kind of radicalism coming from his own personal views that have nothing to do with the benefit of the UK, that we haven’t necessarily seen from any other politician.
“Forget the Tories, but Tim Farron and Ukip and the rest of it.”
Owen Jones attempted to fight back saying:
“I think the British Government, look, they put the flag at half-mast when the Saudi dictator died,” Jones said.
“We have explicit support for one of the most barbaric regimes on the face of the earth today.
“On the issues though, and I think this is the critical point, the Tories at the moment are rattled because they thought this would be a walkover.”
I think it is safe to say we have never had a potential Prime Minister who despises the UK to such extent that he supports terrorist organisations.