19 April 2011

Medicines for Libya but not for English and Welsh cancer patients

Taxpayers in England and Wales will no doubt be delighted to know that Britain will send £2million in aid to Libya (this includes medical supplies) while at the same time denying English and Welsh renal cancer patients life saving drugs on the grounds that it is "too expensive".

How can we afford to send aid to every third world country but refuse to spend any on life saving treatment for our own people?

And how long will it be before we are importing Libyans to take up British hospital beds and in some cases even receive treatment which might not be available to our own people?