Campaigner cited by PM at party talk

Prime Minister David Cameron watches as Clive Stone passes on the flame in the Market Square in Woodstock earlier this year

Prime Minister David Cameron watches as Clive Stone passes on the flame in the Market Square in Woodstock earlier this year

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A WEST Oxfordshire cancer campaigner has been referenced in a speech by the Prime Minister.

As he addressed the Conservative party conference in Birmingham yesterday David Cameron cited the Cancer Drugs Fund, which was launched at the house of Clive Stone, as one of the ‘big, life-changing things’ his party had done since coming to power in 2010.

The 64-year-old, from Eynsham, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2007, has fought successfully to make the kidney cancer drug Sunitinib available on the NHS and Mr Cameron announced his plans to allocate £200m to the emergency drug fund for cancer patients from Mr Stone’s sofa.

In his speech the Witney MP and Tory party leader said: “We’ve been in office two and a half years now – and we’ve done some big, life-changing things. Just ask Clive Stone, who you saw in a film earlier.

“I met him years ago, when we were in Opposition.

“He had cancer and he said to me, the drug I need – it’s out there but they won’t give it to me because it’s too expensive please, if you get in, do something about it.”

Mr Stone was last night unavailable for comment.

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10:32am Thu 11 Oct 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

“We’ve been in office two and a half years now – and we’ve done some big, life-changing things".......most of them destructive, unless you're obscenely wealthy.
I expect the money came from selling off bits of the NHS to his chums.
“We’ve been in office two and a half years now – and we’ve done some big, life-changing things".......most of them destructive, unless you're obscenely wealthy. I expect the money came from selling off bits of the NHS to his chums. Dilligaf2010
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11:45am Thu 11 Oct 12

Bartsimpson_uk says...

and Cameron had to mention his dead son and father in his speech. I thought I was watching the X factor!
and Cameron had to mention his dead son and father in his speech. I thought I was watching the X factor! Bartsimpson_uk
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4:46pm Thu 11 Oct 12

paul from Kennington says...

Mr Cameron and his wife are extremely wealthy and privileged people, they are Tories, and view the lower classes as servants. So why is anybody surprised when his policies and actions favour the first and penalise the latter. But what is really worrying, is that there are far more of the latter, yet they still voted for him en-masse. Are the general public really that stupid to believe the pre-election Tory LIES.
Mr Cameron and his wife are extremely wealthy and privileged people, they are Tories, and view the lower classes as servants. So why is anybody surprised when his policies and actions favour the first and penalise the latter. But what is really worrying, is that there are far more of the latter, yet they still voted for him en-masse. Are the general public really that stupid to believe the pre-election Tory LIES. paul from Kennington
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4:51pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

If there are any readers not on Twitter, I urge them to join, just for the enjoyment of Tweeting abuse @David_Cameron
If there are any readers not on Twitter, I urge them to join, just for the enjoyment of Tweeting abuse @David_Cameron Dilligaf2010
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5:22pm Thu 11 Oct 12

paul from Kennington says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
If there are any readers not on Twitter, I urge them to join, just for the enjoyment of Tweeting abuse @David_Cameron
Dilly lad, will do just that, flashy lights, nudge nudge wink wink eh.
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: If there are any readers not on Twitter, I urge them to join, just for the enjoyment of Tweeting abuse @David_Cameron[/p][/quote]Dilly lad, will do just that, flashy lights, nudge nudge wink wink eh. paul from Kennington
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5:44pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

paul from Kennington wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
If there are any readers not on Twitter, I urge them to join, just for the enjoyment of Tweeting abuse @David_Cameron
Dilly lad, will do just that, flashy lights, nudge nudge wink wink eh.
Sounds good to me, although my user name on Twitter isn't the same as on here, but I'm sure you'll find me
[quote][p][bold]paul from Kennington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: If there are any readers not on Twitter, I urge them to join, just for the enjoyment of Tweeting abuse @David_Cameron[/p][/quote]Dilly lad, will do just that, flashy lights, nudge nudge wink wink eh.[/p][/quote]Sounds good to me, although my user name on Twitter isn't the same as on here, but I'm sure you'll find me Dilligaf2010
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