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Turing's pardon is no tribute to a national hero

Queen Elizabeth's announcement of a posthumous pardon to Alan Turing follows a long campaign and a petition signed by more than 37,000 people. The pardon will be welcomed by many, and it is undoubtedly a gesture of humanity, compassion and progressive values. It is also entirely, profoundly wrong.

29 Dec 2013 - 5:25AM

Queen Elizabeth's announcement of a posthumous pardon to Alan Turing follows a long campaign and a petition signed by more than 37,000 people. The pardon will be welcomed by many, and it is undoubtedly a gesture of humanity, compassion and progressive values. It is also entirely, profoundly wrong.

Turing's pardon is no tribute to a national hero