ONE of St Albans' MEPs is calling for the law to be changed to stop the far right British National Party (BNP) using Dame Vera Lynn's famous wartime songs.

Labour's Richard Howitt said: ““It’s shocking that the BNP can use iconic songs like The White Cliffs of Dover without the artist’s permission and against her wishes.

“I am saddened that a song popular with a generation who fought Nazi ideology is now being used to raise money for people who share their politics.

“Dame Vera is right to seek action against the BNP and Labour MEPs will do our best to support her."

He and his colleagues will try in the spring to persuade the European Parliament to extend copyright to last for a performer's lifetime.

The BNP is raising funds for its European election campaign by selling a CD including Dame Vera's hits such as All Alone In Vienna and The White Cliffs Of Dover.