David Cameron said he believes it would be "better to challenge prejudice as we attend, rather than boycotting the Winter Olympics" in Russia.
In response to a letter Stephen Fry wrote urging him to back the boycott, the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter:
1/2 Thank you for your note @stephenfry. I share your deep concern about the abuse of gay people in Russia...
2/2 @stephenfry However, I believe we can better challenge prejudice as we attend, rather than boycotting the Winter Olympics. DC
More top news
It comes after the government announced international GCSEs, which many private schools use, would be dropped from the league tables.
Rape suspects will need to prove to police that a woman consented to sex under fresh new guidance in sex offence cases.
Dippy the Diplodocus is to forced into retirement and moved out of the Natural History Museum's main hall.