UK: CANCER SUFFERER REFUSED TREATMENT BY THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE ATTACKS CAMERON LIVE ON RADIO.
Cancer sufferer refused treatment by the NHS attacks David Cameron, forcing him to defend his £12billion foreign aid bill
A tearful woman confronted him on live radio and said she had stopped treatment because of a dangerous reaction to a cancer drug
The treatment she needs to beat non-Hodgkin lymphoma is available in Europe but not in her area, she said
Anna, not her real name, accused the PM of sending money abroad that should be staying in Britain
'We have a moral obligation to help people in other countries even when times are tough,' he replied in tense LBC interview
Uncomfortable: David Cameron, was questioned on live radio by a cancer-sufferer who asked him to justify why so much money was going on foreign aid
David Cameron was today forced to defend sending £12 billion abroad in foreign aid when confronted by a woman who may die because the NHS will not fund the cancer treatment she desperately needs.
The Prime Minister was taken to task during a live radio interview this morning where he denied Britain was wrong to have increased funding to other states by 37 per cent despite huge cuts to home budgets.
A non-Hodgkin lymphoma sufferer, who used the name Anna because some of her family do not know she is ill, asked him why taxpayers' money was going to other countries and not to people like her.
The 68-year-old from north London has stopped cancer treatment because of a dangerous allergic reaction, and the drug she needs is available in Germany but not in her area.
Tragically she is also a full-time carer for her husband, but is so ill he has been forced to go into a care home and she is living alone at home on only £68 per week.
The Prime Minister told LBC listeners he would look at her case but the UK has a 'moral obligation to help people in other countries even when times are tough,' he said.
'Breaking promises to the poorest people in the world would not be the right thing to do,' he added, saying without the aid more foreigners would seek asylum in Britain.
Speaking to MailOnline Anna said Mr Cameron should be making sure people in Britain are well looked after first.
'I understand what he is saying, but I would say to him if your family is starving you wouldn't go and feed your neighbours. He should be looking after people here. <SNIP>
- UK: CANCER SUFFERER REFUSED TREATMENT BY THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE ATTACKS CAMERON LIVE ON RADIO. - WhiteKnight, 2012-08-08, 07:52