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Joan Collins OBE and Joan Collins TD in Twitter row over Dublin water protest arrests

The Joan Collins' are in a war of words on Twitter. And the shoulder pads have already been mentioned.

Less than an hour after actress Joan clarified that was she was not arrested at a water protest in Dublin, politician Joan, who was arrested at a water protest in Harold's Cross yesterday, has hit out at the Dynasty star.

Earlier today, the Dynasty star tweeted: "No, I am not the Joan Collins who was arrested yesterday at a Dublin protest meeting!!! The very idea!!"

However, the United Left Alliance TD took a shot at the actress this morning, saying: "For the record I'm not @JoanCollinsOBE as I'd never take an honour from a monarch nor did I wear shoulder pads in the 80s. The very idea!"

"Ok maybe I wore shoulder pads, there was very little choice in the 80s, but I'd never take an honour from a monarch," she added.

The British actress was in her London home at the time of the incident, sharing a picture of an oil painting on Instagram, when Collins (the politician) was arrested at a protest in Harold's Cross.

“We were with the community of Harold's Cross because they don’t want water meters installed,” Joan Collins said.

While the pair may share the same name, politically they share very different views.

The actress was a one-time UKIP patron and once described herself as a “big supporter of Thatcher” and said that her political stance was “Conservative party, 1940s” in an interview in 2011.

The politician, on the other hand, has opposed bin tax, the household charge and most recently the water charges.

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