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George Osborne filmed 'going Rambo' with machine gun in Vietnam

Former chancellor fires weapons during holiday excursion to former Viet Cong headquarters near Ho Chi Minh city

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George Osborne has "unleashed his inner Rambo", firing an M60 machine gun at a visitor attraction in Vietnam, reports the Daily Mirror.

The former chancellor was spotted with his teenage children sightseeing at the former headquarters of the Viet Cong near Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors paying £1 a bullet can fire a choice of weapons left over from the conflict.

The British holidaymaker who filmed the scene told the Mirror: "Above ground they have a firing range where you can fire Kalashnikovs and all sorts of other actual weapons from the Vietnam war. 

"We were actually looking at the torture equipment and the booby traps when George Osborne suddenly came walking up behind us. It was bizarre to see Mr Osborne to be honest."

Osborne's son had his "fingers in his ears" as the M60 is "the big one and is really loud", said the man.

He added: "I was filming but my children said that when he fired the gun, everyone in the waiting area jumped out of their skins. After that we just moved on and carried on with the tour. We even mentioned it to our tour guide, but she didn't recognise him."

Another witness said UK tourists had joked Osborne was firing at a target of Boris Johnson or Theresa May after the "Brexit debacle".

Osborne's "action-man holiday" is "a world away" from the Swiss walking trip favoured by his new prime minister, says the Mirror.

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