David Cameron ordered a judicial inquiry into the press after the worst details of the phone hacking scandal came to light, but has he learnt anything from his own intimate dealings with controversial media figures?
Mandrake hears that the Prime Minister is entertaining Richard Desmond, the porn baron, at Chequers this weekend.
All entirely true. He also owns one of the major national newspapers (two if we are to consider the Star a newspaper).
The \”why\” is obvious: both of them in fact. Why Cameron\’s invited him and why the Telegraph is being catty.