Apalling decision by the Lords

I WAS appalled by the decision of the House of Lords not to grant Alan Turing a pardon for convictions regarding his homosexuality.

The argument that the law was different at the time has no relevance.

The immense contribution Mr Turing, by his intelligence and abilities, made to the field of mathematics and his services to the country should be recognised.

That a miscellany of unelected former ministers, bishops and businessmen should reach this verdict comes as no surprise.

It is high time the House of Lords is replaced by a democratically elected body of persons whose contribution to this country matches those of Alan Turing.