Cancer is Good For You
Scientists as a class can, as we know, be unpleasantly immune to British values whenever mere facts enter the equation; and scientists with a public health agenda can often be the worst of the lot. Hence, no doubt, the unreasoning prejudice of some who are funded by Cancer Research UK, and have discovered that their pension funds are being invested in British American Tobacco. The investment is the fifth largest by the Universities Superannuation Scheme; the largest being its holdings in the equally clean and responsible Royal Dutch Shell. The USS has declared itself a "responsible and engaged investor", and has had a bit of a chat with the tobacco companies about marketing approaches and regulations; which certainly ought to settle any reasonable doubts.