Ed Miliband has attacked the proposed Government increase in funding for dementia research saying that money for all medical research should be spread more evenly across the board and not be targeted exclusively towards hard core Tory voters.
Miliband went on to say money is also needed for research into a whole range of debilitating conditions such as backache, spinal injuries, heart ache and other serious health issues that do not traditionally affect Tory voters.
Current research into the illness has yet to establish whether a Tory voter is more likely to suffer with dementia or whether a dementia sufferer is more likely to vote Tory but says Miliband ‘either way they are still Tory voters and allocating all this money exclusively to them is simply not fair’.
Margaret Hodge the MP for Barking and Dagenham agreed with the Labour leader. ‘New figures will not be available for at least another two years but it is thought dementia affected over 10 million voters at the last election and that figure could rise unless people wake up to what’s going on around them. And I think with Ed as our leader we can definitely help raise awareness of this terrible, debilitating illness.
But not everybody agreed with Miliband.
‘David Cameron said he wanted the UK to be world leaders in dementia, well I think he’ll find we already are’ said Lord Abercromby of Glenross ‘and we already have some of the most dementia friendly communities working right here in Westminster.
I can’t stop now, Betty Boothroyd and I are leading a team of albino aborigines to the North Pole to look for sand eels but we’ll be back in time for tea. Can you wait that long?
Stand easy Betty, stand easy, there’s a good girl’.
Cameron insisted the Tories are already targeting the weakest and most vulnerable members of society and would continue to do so for many years to come.
This was one point on which nobody could disagree.
‘Government is central plank in dementia research’ says Cameron
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