Saturday, 21 February 2015

Alan Turing Pardon: Pointless

'The pardon given to Alan struck me as being something one couldn't in any real sense object to. But it seemed odd that he'd been singled out.

'I don't want people to go away with the impression that the pardon was a bad thing. It's really hard to criticise it, but I'm not sure that it added a great deal.'

Sir Dermot Turing, Alan's nephew, in GT (ie Gay Times).

Stephen Fry and Benedict Cumberbatch - two of Fagburn's most favourite people - are backing a campaign, okay, an online petition, asking the government to; 'Pardon all of the estimated 49,000 men who, like Alan Turing, were convicted of consenting same-sex relations under the British "gross indecency" law (only repealed in 2003), and also all the other men convicted under other UK anti-gay laws.'

Again, what is point?

NB Men who have criminal convictions or cautions for consensual gay sex (or mere encounters) have been able to get them overturned since 2012. 

PS Mind you, anything that winds up Stephen Green of Christian Voice must have something going for it...

I think this is meant to be her showreel to get some TV work.


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