Carol Thatcher’s brush with controversy hasn’t dented her earning potential on the after-dinner speaking circuit.
The former Prime Minister’s daughter, recently banned by the BBC for calling a black tennis player a “golliwog”, is a popular booking and can command a one-off fee of anything between £2,500 and £5,000.
Despite the current furore, her employer, the London-based booking agency JLA, insists it has no intention of dispensing with her services, providing demand remains.
“It all depends on whether people still want to use her,” says an agency spokesman. “We don’t know how they are going to react.”