Bulgaria Pops Up in UK Historic Debate

Society | April 16, 2010, Friday // 11:27| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Pops Up in UK Historic Debate A handout photograph shows (L to R) British Liberal, Conservative and Labour Parties Leaders Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Gordon Brown on a screen at the Debate Media Centre, Hilton Hotel, Manchester, Britain. Photo by EPA/BGNES

In the first prime ministerial TV debate in the UK, Gordon Brown and David Cameron have clashed over spending cuts, tax, political reform and Bulgaria.

The conservative leader Cameron raised a few eyebrows by saying that in Britain "our death rate from cancer is actually worse than Bulgaria's".

What local media describe as a controversial claim seems to be backed by the World Health Organisation figures.

In its 2009 annual report, the WHO found that on average 147 people died per year from cancer per 100,000 people. This compared to 129 deaths per 100,000 heads in Bulgaria.

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