Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg

If someone asked you if you fancy some scrambled eggs and you replied: 'Not just now,' that doesn't mean you'll never fancy them, does it!

Outspoken singer/songwriter Billy Bragg has clashed with his local British National Party leader while campaigning for Labour Party votes on the streets of Dagenham, London.

The New England singer confronted Richard Barnbrook earlier this week (beg19Apr10) on the campaign trail and the pair staged a finger-wagging dispute in front of TV cameras - and the politician was back for more on Friday (23Apr10).

In a 'Tweet' to fans, Bragg wrote, "Just had another confrontation with BNP Barnbrook dressed as (England's patron saint) St George - him not me." In his previous street feud with Barnbrook, Bragg told the BNP candidate his "racist fascist" politics was not an alternative to voters frustrated with the Labour Government.

The star told Barnbrook, "You do not represent the people of Barking and Dagenham... You are exploiting the genuine concerns of people here and you are making the problems worse." Bragg has been leafleting in Barking and Dagenham - one of the BNP's top target areas in next month's (May10) elections.

 Barnbrook, who was elected to the London assembly in 2008, has targeted the singer/songwriter on his blog. The BNP is confident voters will give their far-right candidates control of Barking and Dagenham council.

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