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Prime Minister Gordon Brown was ambushed during his trip to Afghanistan on Saturday by a British soldier who asked him about whether soldiers should have to pay tax while on operations in the country.
It was not the sort of ambush Gordon Brown was expecting during his trip to Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister was having lunch with a group of Welsh Guards at a British military base in Lashkar Gah and was chatting about football when Lance Corporal Dean Byfield asked if he could put a question to the Labour leader.
Paying tax on operations is a sore point amongst most British troops who feel that the reductions from their pay packets should cease when they are out of the country on operations.
Source: Gordon Brown ambushed by soldier over tax