I have to agree with Vitesse on this one. Turing's contribution to the war effort is immeasurable and he should be honoured and remembered as such. But to make the present government answerable for the way Turing was treated would be to totally ignore the zeitgeist of the time. I personally abhor the persistent clamour for present day Britain to feel ashamed for slavery and other actions of our fore-bears. Gays were persecuted because homosexuality was frowned upon by the church in a society which was overwhelmingly religious. Society is no longer so overwhelmingly religious and as such, values have changed. Nobody demands incessant apologies from the German government or population for the actions of the SS, mainly because the civilised world now recognises that the current German population are far enough removed from the indoctrination of Nazism to accept that particular ghost has been exorcised. Yes Alan Turing fully deserves his lofty placement in British history but there is no way any of us here and now should be made to feel ashamed about the way he was treated for his sexual preferences nearly 70 years ago.