“Thousands of people have come together to demand justice for Alan Turing and recognition of the appalling way he was treated. While Turing was dealt with under the law of the time and we can’t put the clock back, his treatment was of course utterly unfair and I am pleased to have the chance to say how deeply sorry I and we all are for what happened to him … So on behalf of the British government, and all those who live freely thanks to Alan’s work I am very proud to say: we’re sorry, you deserved so much better.”
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, releasing a statement on 10 September 2009, apologising and describing the treatment of Turing as “appalling”.
Alan Turing – het wonder van 100 jaar geleden
– 23 juni 2012