Cameron invites porn baron Desmond to be his guest
London: British Prime Minister David Cameron is entertaining Richard Desmond, the porn baron, at Chequers this weekend, according to reports.
His invitation comes four days after Cameron announced a raft of measures to block access to porn on the Internet.
It is not known whether Desmond, who still owns pornographic television channels, will feature the dinner at the PM’s grace-and-favour country residence in his OK! magazine. It is being held for the charity Mencap, reports the Telegraph.
Last year, the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom decided that Desmond was a “fit and proper” person to take over Channel 5.
In 2009, his company was fined 27,500 pounds for airing pornography, which was too explicit for television.
Another of his firms was fined 25,000 pounds after its Red Hot services promoted websites leading to hardcore adult material, which could be viewed without the need for age verification.