Issues such as these will continue to dominate the headlines surrounding the Labour leadership all the time there is little else to choose between the candidates.

Policies are being dripped out from each candidate with little sign of a 'manifesto' being issued. Some are claiming that these are the policies that they want to fight the 2020 election on which will come as a surprise to many, especially as the party itself hasn't been involved in developing those policies.

Positions so far relate to accepting or rejecting the policies from the General Election. The decision appears based on what was popular or unpopular rather than being informed by the candidates' vision of the future.

Until the candidates can set out some clear statements of intent and show how they fundamentally differ from one another, these skirmishes will continue.