Monday saw the news of a further £1 billion being invested in reactors for the Navy's nuclear submarines - a significant step towards replacing Trident.
"The biggest surprise is the way the Government has so skilfully suppressed serious public debate about going on with Trident. This debate is now urgently needed."
I am not surprised. We have three main political parties that all agree on far more than they disagree. The three main political parties are all committed to the principle of nuclear deterrence. The three main parties all see this as part of the UK's commitment to NATO.
That leaves very little room for debate, even if the contention that the UK can afford the billions being talked about in this process, lacks real evidence to sustain it.