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British at risk of losing their human rights, warns Michael Morpurgo

EDITORIAL USE ONLY People hold a giant version of a new human rights flag designed by artist and activist Ai Weiwei to launch a week of activity for Fly The Flag, a project commissioned by a wide-ranging group of arts organisations and human rights charities to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Somerset House in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 24, 2019. Sir Michael Morpurgo has warned that Britons risk losing their human rights if they continue to take them for granted. The 75-year-old author said many had forgotten how flouting European people's basic freedoms had directly led to the "barbarity" of the Second World War and the Holocaust. Sir Michael, a former Children's Laureate, spoke during an event to launch Fly The Flag week at London's Somerset House. See PA story SHOWBIZ Morpurgo. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire

By Alex Green, Press Association Sir Michael Morpurgo has warned that Britons risk losing their human rights if they continue to take them for granted. The 75-year-old author said many had forgotten how flouting European people's basic freedoms had directly led to the "barbarity" of the Second World War and the Holocaust. Sir Michael, a...

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