By Jason Moore
I am not a great fan of ITV's hit programme I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, but I did tune in on Monday night to watch the grand final. An estimated 1.5 million people voted for the winner and the person who was crowned Queen of the Jungle was none other than Carol Thatcher, the daughter of the so-called Iron Lady. I was quite frankly amazed. For the last ten years Thatcher has almost been a dirty word in some circles. Even some members of the Conservative Party have apologised for some parts of the Thatcher regime. All of a sudden Thatcher's daughter is one of the most popular people on TV. Carol Thatcher makes no secret of her admiration of her mother and the party she once led. Now, winning a rather-downmarket “B” celebrity competition by no means gives an insight into political thinking in Britain. You can safely say that five years ago anyone connected with the Conservative Party would have been ejected on the first night. No longer. You can imagine the scene. Ten “B” grade soap stars and Margaret Thatcher's daughter; it would have made great television and it would have all ended there. I was glad that Carol Thatcher did win because she certainly has her mother's character and grit. A victory for Thatcher again. The “Queen of the Jungle” even said that the nerves in the final were similar to those she felt on election night. Another chapter is turned and the young Thatcher certainly won the popular vote.


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