When the original plans were being considered for basing Trident’s predecessor, Polaris, in the 1960s, Milford Haven was on the shortlist.
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The SNP is adamant that Trident must be removed from Faslane, and a written constitution would ban nuclear weapons from being based in Scotland.
Two possible sites to rebase the submarines would be Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire and Plymouth.
The Labour defence team, which was supposed to be looking at various options, has different personnel every day, and the Tories are indicating that they are prepared to wait for a new government to form before the debate takes place.
The question then would be what happens to Trident if Scotland becomes independent after a new referendum.
The problem with this is that becoming “a relatively marginal economic player” means there will be budget cuts and defence is one of the sectors likely to suffer.
The UK may well find it difficult to meet some of the defence pledges it has already made, let alone make new ones.
The Government, such as it is at the moment, insist that security will not be neglected in the future and David Cameron will repeat this at the Nato summit in Warsaw next week.
However, he will be gone soon and his successor will have to make a raft of difficult choices.
Discussing the security aspect of Brexit, Admiral James Stavridis, of the US Navy, was of the view that “a new British government will presumably be a very motivated Nato partner”.