Don’t invest in guns and bombs
DEAR Editor, We are delighted that the West Midlands Pension Fund has recently decided to cease investing council tax revenues in HANWHA, a company that manufactures cluster bombs.
These are weapons that, like land mines, are known for causing injury and death long after they have been dropped, as they lie on the ground and can easily be attractive to children playing, because they are often brightly coloured.
However, about £90 million of council tax revenues are still invested in other arms manufacturing companies, through the West Midlands Pension Fund (WMPF).
Many citizens who pay council tax are appalled that their money is indirectly causing injury and death to thousands of people,