Dame Vera Lynn embroiled in BNP scandal

The 91 year-old doesn't like the party using her songs on a CD

Wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn is consulting her legal team after the British National Party (BNP) included one of her songs on a promotional CD without asking permission.

The CD, which is named after her 1942 song ‘White Cliffs Of Dover’, features two Lynn songs, along with other pro-Britain wartime music by the likes of Glenn Miller, Flanagan and Allen and The Andrews Sisters.

It is unclear whether any of the artists have given the BNP permission to use their tracks.


The CD is being sold online through the BNP‘s trading arm Excalibur, and priced at £4.95. Some of the money raised helps to fund the party, reports Theargus.co.uk.

Vera Lynn‘s solicitor, Nigel Angel, said the 91 year-old has consulted her legal team over the matter.

“Her position is that the song was included without her approval,” Angel said. “She does not align with any political party. I will be discussing it with her further.”

Lynn‘s MP, Norman Baker, offered his support to the singer, saying: “The BNP will try to imply they have the support of individuals by this kind of action when they clearly don’t have their support – it’s extremely regrettable.”


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