According to the radio this morning a Committee of MPs is to start considering the question of a replacement for Trident today.
Good. Late but good.
First three questions.
1. When did we first start developing a replacement for Trident?
2. How far have we got with this development?
3. How much have we spent so far and how much further expenditure is already committed?
And I assume that when these hearings commence they will consider the issue of whether or not we need or should have a replacement at all. Consideration of what Trident should be replaced with should await a decision that we should replace it.