At least there's one Labour Cabinet Minister willing to face up to difficult questions. Ed Miliband has announced today that there will be a new generation of nuclear power stations. He regards nuclear power as a "safe, low carbon option to help tackle climate change". Even if you ignore the argument about climate change, he's right to look at nuclear power as a major part of our energy provision over the next few decades. It's just a shame that this government has dithered so much on this issue over the years and lost a lot of valuable time.
Sadly, environmental groups have jerked their knees and declared that nuclear power is not the answer. They avoid saying what the answer is, of course. They rule out coal and they don't much like any other form of power generation apart from wind and wave. But even they cannot seriously contend that all our power needs can be met through wind and wave power. It's just not possible.
So while they continue to snipe from the sidelines those who hold the decision making powers must get on and make those tough decisions. And this is one which Ed Miliband has got right - albeit maybe for the wrong reasons.