The vote of those resident in Scotland on independence from the UK will be held shortly and the latest reports put the Yes for Independence as a majority over the NO for the first time! I earlier thought they were nuts to want to secede, but then I began to wonder, as I have always felt that if Polonnaruwa District were to run as an Independent Country, we would be far better off than NOW. Of course the rotten traitorous politicians who rule the place making slaves of the people will be the first to be ousted and imprisoned with hard labor, but I had a super plan to make it work.
In my plan we were going to have an International Airport in Hingurakgoda and I had all the Foreign Investment also well organized. After all it is the land of the thousand lakes, that can be marketed more exclusively than Bhutan, and we were bent on making it the worlds NO 1 in the Happiness Index, a tall order from the present decrepit state of the District. I was even going to pay for any water we were going to buy from the irrigations schemes that came from outside the District.
So much for Polonnaruwa and back to Scotland. Isn’t it ironic that most of the land in Scotland is owned by people who live outside Scotland, mainly in England, by once Scottish Aristocrats who now live in England, but also by Americans and Middle Easterners. After all the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed owns a 65,000 acre Scottish Estate too!
The majority of the people of Scotland are concentrated in a few cities, living rather mundane lives, and only the Scots who left the shores during the Colonial period returned with their fortunes, and I knew of many in Sri Lanka and my grandfather’s friend George Gordon who owned Hunters at one time comes to mind.
Give the Scots the chance to manage themselves and as they are intelligent people and very practical, they will be able to do a super job. Like the EC there will be a common currency, open borders and free movement of goods, (don’t get carried away with the photos of border crossings done by the English to frighten the Scots to voting NO. Forget the North Sea OIL it is almost over, so it is other unique areas that will make the very large land mass, as compared to the people who are concentrated in 5% of it, a wonderful Mecca of exclusive high end tourism, that could bring in revenue 100 times that of now if properly marketed, managed and developed with exclusivity in mind.
So hears to Scottish Independence after 300 years of rule from England, and we could see a very different picture emerging of the small population becoming rich!