Miliband 'delighted' at Royal Pardon for Turing

Ed Miliband has spoken of his "delight" that Alan Turing has received a Royal Pardon.

Reacting to the news on Twitter, the Labour leader posted:

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Alan Turing was a hero and an extraordinary academic - his work helped win World War II. I'm delighted he has received a Royal Pardon.

Read:Who was the code-breaker who helped save Britain in WW2?

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Gay WW2 codebreaker Turing gets posthumous pardon

WWII code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon for a 61-year-old conviction for being gay. Dr Turing, who was pivotal in breaking the Enigma code, was chemically castrated following his conviction in 1952.