Hopefully your pension plan gives you control over whether or not to invest your pension contributions in an ethical fund. The bad news is that, if you’re a teacher, a nurse, a police officer, a librarian, or one of countless other roles in the public sector, any meaningful choice whether or not to invest in the British arms trade, or companies operating within oppressive overseas regimes, may have just been taken away from you.
The Brexit referendum has confirmed beyond doubt that we are now a nation divided; but is it still possible to reconcile our differences? In order to bring the two sides together and begin the healing, we need to engage in an open, constructive conversation which promotes the sharing of ideas. The problem is that the arena needed for this to take place is quickly disappearing.