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With the general election just around the corner, we are guaranteed to get a lot of opinions on how the country should be run by all sorts of characters.

Be it Tracy Beaker or football fans, every person and their dog is going to have a say and this includes celebrity business entrepreneurs.

Deborah Meaden has been one of the longest-serving members of Dragon's Den the popular BBC Two business programme, that verges on a game show.

Meaden joined the show in 2006 and has been an ever-present since, investing her money in 63 companies to the value of £33 million, which makes her the highest investor on the show by average.

She has a net-worth of £40 million and made her fortune in the holiday markets and sold her family company for £83 million in 2007. So, it's fair to say that she knows a thing or two about business.

Maybe if we were to listen to anyone on what is best for British business in the future then it should be here and not business secretary Andrea Leadsom, who appears to struggle with the concept of money.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday evening, the 60-year-old businesswoman said:

The Conservatives claim to be a party for Business. They are not. They are the Party of hedge funds and financiers.

They have no understanding of what is needed to help business and no desire to.

As you can imagine this rather blunt and savage put down of the Tories from one of the countries leading business people has gone down a treat on Twitter.

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