Conservative leader David Cameron has strongly attacked record companies profiting from homophobia.
In his first speech to his party’s autumn party conference as leader, Mr Cameron set out his vision for a Britain free from state interference. He called on citizens to take responsibility from central government, saying “state responsibility has failed.”
He listed a catalogue of failures by the Blair government, but some of his strongest criticism was reserved for record companies who promote ‘death music’ artists such as Buju Banton and Beenie Man.
“Record companies that profit from violent and homophobic lyrics are … morally wrong and socially unacceptable” he told delegates, to warm applause.
Gay rights activists have campaigned against the homophobic lyrics of ‘death music’ artists, many of whom advocate the execution of gay men and lesbians.
Although Mr Cameron was vocal in his criticism of record companies, he did not offer any solutions to preventing homophobic music from being sold or distributed.
The Conservatives have been criticised, after a spokesman admitted that there would not be any new policies unveiled at the conference, which is being held in Bournemouth.
Mr Cameron did tell delegates that he would oppose ID cards, and said that the conference would be an opportunity to form an idea of what sort of Britain the Conservative want to see.