British soldier takes historical stance as first to protest to PM

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A serving soldier who is refusing to return to Afghanistan has delivered a letter to the prime minister urging him to "bring our soldiers home".

L/Cpl Joe Glenton, of the Royal Logistic Corps, delivered his letter to 10 Downing Street on Thursday.

He said: "I know that the Afghan people are very resilient. I can't see us getting much further."

The soldier, who lives in York, faces a preliminary court martial on Monday for refusing to go back to Afghanistan.

In his letter he claims the war in Afghanistan is being fought in the interests of US foreign policy.

L/Cpl Glenton is believed to be the first serving soldier to speak out against the government's policy.

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