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Opinion: Let’s get case for Alan Turing pardon debated in Parliament

Today, I ask you as fellow Liberal Democrats to sign the Grant Alan Turing a Pardon petition on the number 10 website.

The petition reads:

“We ask the HM Government to grant a pardon to Alan Turing for the conviction of ‘gross indecency’. In 1952, he was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ with another man and was forced to undergo so-called ‘organo-therapy’ – chemical castration. Two years later, he killed himself with cyanide, aged just 41. Alan Turing was driven to a terrible despair and early death by the nation he’d done so much to save. This remains a shame on the

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Daily View 2×2: 16 October 2009

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Wilshire to stand down amid expenses allegations

A Conservative MP accused of paying more than £100,000 of public money into his own company announced last night that he would stand down at the general election.

David Wilshire called the allegations “deeply hurtful and unjustified” and predicted he would be cleared by the Commons standards watchdog.

But in a brief statement, he said he had reluctantly decided it would not be “sensible” to seek re-election as the MP for Spelthorne.

(Independent)

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STV petition

Amongst the various petitions on the 10 Downing Street website is this one calling for STV for public elections (as Scotland is getting for its local elections in May).

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  • User AvatarMartin 4th Jul - 4:00pm
    Alex Macfie: If questions arise about the Coalition, it is the other way around, someone who was a minister has the authority to rebuff wrong...
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 4th Jul - 3:18pm
    @David Raw Point taken and don’t forget the last line of the song; “That’s what gets results”.
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 4th Jul - 3:15pm
    It reads a bit like a sermon. As the late George Burns said; “The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 4th Jul - 3:15pm
    "many ‘soft’ Tory voters thought the coalition worked well in very difficult circumstances" — yes, and voted Tory in 2015 because they thought that was...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 4th Jul - 3:10pm
    Don't "apologize", just move on, i.e. let it wither on the vine. Easiest done with a leader unconnected with the Coalition. Frankly any discussion of...
  • User AvatarSue Sutherland 4th Jul - 2:58pm
    Thank you for this Max and I so agree with you about policies. We always have lots of well thought out, good policies but we...