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Rees-Mogg: Brussels’ Demand for Supremacy of EU Courts After Brexit Would Turn UK into ‘Convict State’

Unelected Brussels bureaucrats are set to demand the UK continue to obey the rulings of European Union courts for an indefinite period after Brexit as they maintain their uncompromising stance in divorce negotiations.

The UK must bow down to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) as the ultimate arbiter of treaty-related disputes during and after the divorce and ‘transition period’, the European Commission is expected to insist in a draft withdrawal agreement to be released Wednesday.

Finsbury Park attacker turned violent by far-right posts from Tommy Robinson and Britain First, police say

There is “no doubt” that far-right material posted online by the likes of Tommy Robinson and Britain First drove the Finsbury Park terror attacker to target Muslims, the UK’s most senior counter-terror officer has said.

Mark Rowley, the outgoing Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said Darren Osborne – an alcoholic, suicidal, unemployed “loner” – was vulnerable to radicalisation.

“He had grown to hate Muslims largely due his consumption of large amounts of online far-right material including, as evidenced at court, statements from former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, Britain First and others,” he told an event in London.

Sask. to lose $62M if it refuses to sign Ottawa’s climate change plan

Saskatchewan stands to lose $62 million in federal money for emission reduction programs if it refuses to sign onto Ottawa’s climate change plan by Wednesday.

The deadline for signing the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change is Feb. 28, which a federal Ministry of Environment spokesperson said was communicated to the Saskatchewan government, in a letter, in December.

Saskatchewan remains the only province that has not ratified the deal.

An Open Letter to Politicians

I write this letter, laying aside any partisan political preferences I may have, any animosity I may feel toward either major party or individual member of any governing body, federal, state or local, as I would like to address you from the view point of a concerned, patriotic American, who has been blessed to, first of all, be born in this nation, to have experienced its unique opportunities and freedoms, and as one who is seriously concerned that our political process is about to go off the rails taking the greatest nation the world has ever known with it.

I know that there are those who will say that my attempts are feeble, impotent and unrealistic as they perceive those of you in high elected positions to be insensitive to the wishes and fervent desires of those of us who put you in office.

Trudeau’s Reaction To Gerald Stanley Verdict Unpopular, But Canadians Back Jury-Selection Reforms: Poll

Nearly half of Canadians think Prime Minister Justin Trudeau crossed the line by publicly responding to the acquittal of a white Saskatchewan farmer in the shooting death of Indigenous man Colten Boushie, a new poll suggests.

But the numbers released by Angus Reid Institute Tuesday also suggest Canadians would welcome reforms to the jury-selection process in the wake of the controversial verdict.

Trudeau tweeted to the Boushie family after a jury in Battleford, Sask. found Gerald Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder earlier this month. Stanley admitted to causing Boushie’s death but said at trial it was an accident. The contentious verdict sparked protests across the country.

h/t Scott