I note a fascinating article in the Guardian that suggested that parts of England might run out if water within twenty years. This is, apparently, the view of the Public Accounts Committee.
That’s pretty scary.
But think for a moment about the political connotations. Scotland and Wales will not be running out of water. And Scotland, in particular, could be a renewable energy hot spot as well.
Now put this in the context of the viability of each as independent counties. That’s when it gets interesting.