Sunday, 26 November 2006

Footnote to Cross Saga

AirportWatch logoOn Friday the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams took time off from making a fool of himself in the Vatican to join the Nadia's cross uproar. He issued a thinly veiled threat to sell the £6.6 millions worth of shares the Church Commissioners hold in British Airways on behalf of the Church of England. What a gaff to reveal this shameful investment! The airline industry is one of the worst pollutors of the environment in the UK. The threat of airport expansions blights homes. The noise under flightpaths blights lives. Jet streams across London's crowded sky have become so intertwined that a major disaster looks inevitable. No institution with any pretence to moral leadership should invest in this harmful industry. C of E, why not become a socially responsible investor and follow the Vatican's past example of investing in contraception?

2 Comments:

At 1/12/06, Blogger weggis said...

What other shares have they got???
BAe perhaps, making fighter Jets for the middle east??
Come on CofE publish and be damned.

 
At 2/12/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Wouldn't it be worth finding out? What about a request to the Church Commissioners under the Freedom of Information Act? Politics is your department, weggis. Give it a go.

 

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