Mike Harris

Mike Harris is CEO of 89up and the publisher of Little Atoms. He writes on human rights, surveillance and free speech.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Prime Minister David Cameron, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh seated by the Magna Carta memorial at Runnymede, near Egham, Surrey, ahead of a ceremony to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the accord.
David Cameron hopes to renegotiate the terms of Britain's relationship with the EU, to give himself an advantage in the proposed EU referendum in 2017

My grandmother has lived in the UK for 60 years, but according to David Cameron she's too foreign to vote on the EU referendum

Although Grant Shapps has helpfully reassured me that she can stay if Britain leaves...

GCHQ in Cheltenham. Master’s degree graduates need a detailed knowledge of ‘malicious code’ and ‘adversarial thinking’

GCHQ has acted illegally – politicians can’t pretend it's business as usual

We were told time and again that GCHQ would not breach fundamental human rights

Pens and pencils are placed in the form of a peace sign over the names of late French cartoonists Cabu, Tignous, Wolinski and late Charlie Hebdo editor Charb on the Place de la Republique (Republic Square) in Paris

Charlie Hebdo attacks: This is the terrifying price we pay for free speech in a liberal democracy

No one has a right to be protected from ideas they don’t like

A still from 'The Interview' starring Seth Rogan (right) and James Franco

Theresa May is gradually building a surveillance state in bite-sized chunks

Keeping track of suspected terrorists will keep us safe, but mass surveillance of the entire British population won't

Theresa May doesn’t get it - banning ideas we don’t like is to suggest that we are frightened of them

There is nothing more British than tolerating the intolerant

Julian Assange holds a press conference at the Ecuadorian Embassy about his possible imminent departure

America might be waging a war on whistleblowers, but Julian Assange is still a prisoner of his own ego

His refusal to go to Sweden is unacceptable — he is not above the law

The legal definition of terrorism threatens to criminalise us all

The cumulative effect of our anti-terror legislation is deeply problematic

The Government is rushing through an emergency law to allow the state to retain personal data held by internet and telephone companies

Don't call this the surveillance status quo – it's a cross-party stitch-up

Instead of debate, we've had the usual scare tactics

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