Pontifex Minimus

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Scottish independence. Economic left. Geopolitics. Technology.
Created 29 Aug 2020
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  • Open Letter to the Leaders of the Independence Parties in Holyrood & Westminster
    11 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    The Scottish Sovereignty Research Group have written an open letter to the leaders of the pro-independence parties in Westminster and Holyrood, over a rapid ioute to independence and EFTA/EEA Membersh...
  • Links 14: Payment Processors and Broad Shoulders
    08 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Payment processors contra democracy TLDR News looks at whether Mastercard's Banning Porn? and asks Who Should Regulate the Internet?: This is a subject we've previously covered on this blog: Should Vi...
  • UK spy agencies give their top secret data to Amazon
    26 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    GCHQ Britain's spy agencies -- GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 -- have signed a contract with Amazon where Amazon will host their top-secret data (archive here): The UK’s three spy agencies have contracted AWS, Ama...
  • Andrew Yang might do well in 2024
    25 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 3
    Andrew Yang recently left the Democratic Party and has set up his own Forward Party. Regarding the 2024 presidential election, the Forward party's website says: Will there be a Forward candidate for P...
  • Links 13: Nandy and ACLU contra liberty
    16 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Lisa Nandy contra Scotland and democracy Labour MP and former leadership candidate Lisa Nandy thinks Scots should be beaten up by Westminster thugs for daring to exercise their right to self-determina...
  • Scottish Defence Policy II: nation and army comparisons
    03 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    This is part 2 of my look at the defence policy of a future independent Scotland. In part 1 I made some general comments on the utility of military force, asking "What are armed forces for?". Here's I...
  • Brexit: remoaner lies versus the truth
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 0 2
    Here's some Daily Express headlines. The ones on the left are before Brexit happened, where the Express is complaining about remoaner lies. The ones on the right are how Brexit actually turned out, ac...
  • Links 12: more linky goodness
    29 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    ames Kelly on Alba NEC James Kelly (of Scot Goes Pop) has been elected to the Alba NEC: I'm really honoured to say that I've been elected as one of the eight ordinary members of the Alba Party's Natio...
  • Scottish Defence Policy I: The Utility of Military Force
    26 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    This is the first post in a series looking at the defence policy of a future independent Scotland. In this series I'll be looking at United Kingdom defence policy, its strengths and weaknesses, compar...
  • Indyref2 should include a devo max option
    16 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    (Readers outside Scotland have asked for definitions of some terms and a quick background. So that’s how I’ll start.) Some terms defined Holyrood is the location in Edinburgh where the Scottish parlia...
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