Compare wartime hero Alan Turing’s treatment – who committed suicide after being forcibly castrated for homosexuality – with that of wartime traitor Lord William Forbes-Sempill who spied for the Japanese during the war but escaped prosecution because his father was an aide-de-camp to King George V.
Old Etonian Sempill – who like a lot of the British aristocracy was an anti-semitic, fascist sympathiser – was paid by the Japanese to pass on top secret documents right up until 1941.
Normal plebs would have been shot for lesser acts of wartime treason but Tory peer Sempill was not even sacked, never mind arrested, even after British intelligence discovered his treasonous activities.
Wartime hero Alan Turing on the other hand was convicted for ‘homosexual activity’ barely 6 years after the war ended and was still being refused a ‘pardon’ by the British establishment as recently as 2012.
Still, it wouldn’t be the last time an Old Etonian got away with selling out his country for a few pieces of silver. Would it?
Thanks to the ever-knowledgeable Jim Grundy for the heads-up on this one.
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