Thursday, May 27, 2004
BBC NEWS | UK | Politics | Tory spokesman backing Democrat
My World has just turned upside down.
posted by RogueTrooper |
Tory Alan Duncan has said he is prepared to work for the Democrat campaign of John Kerry to prevent a second Bush term in the White House.
The constitutional affairs spokesman says he is an "instinctive Republican" but is concerned at the influence of Neo-Conservatives in Washington.
He told BBC News Online: "I find myself more at home with Colin Powell than with Donald Rumsfeld."
Mr Duncan first met Mr Kerry in 1982 when the MP was at Harvard.
Traditionally Conservatives in the UK have been more closely identified with Republicans in the US than Democrats, who have had closer links with Labour.