He's probably right on that last point: the coalition agreement has it so that nuclear power stations can still be approved even in the face of red-faced Lib Dem disapproval. But the current set-up is still more ambiguous than Gordon Brown's "no limit" policy on nuclear energy from 2008. According to that, at least another eight nuclear plants would be built across 15 years to compensate for decommissioned reactors elsewhere. True, our former PM may never have hit that target, particularly without public subsidy – but, for once, he had the right idea. Nuclear is a cheap, clean solution to the urgent prospect of energy shortages and rising prices. Let's hope the coalition can be as radical on this as in other areas.