As a Financial Adviser my job is to research the facts, mostly about ways to invest, the taxation of different assets and the way to protect, financially, my client’s families.
I am however also an advocate for investing in good ways. Ways that make money and make a difference.
As a UK resident, I will get to vote on the European question.
Here is the dilemma. Last week I attended a presentation on the economics of leaving Europe, as it was a presentation based on the Economic case, should I accept the purely economic case or should I factor in Ethical and Environmental matters?
As a voter the answer is very easy, I would never vote for something that ignores my values.
The specifics of the dilemma are that we currently contribute £11.9bn towards European Environmental and Climate change Laws but, the argument goes, we could save £5.8bn if a UK Government decided to do so, outside of Europe.
I think the EU price is worth paying. I prefer to take such an important issue out of the hands of politicians.