The 1.6 million people who voted Yes in last week’s referendum can be proud of themselves.
They sent panic through the political elite and the entire ruling class.
For weeks the government’s austerity campaign, and Labour’s shameful support for the union, was challenged by a radical and overwhelmingly working class alternative.
David Cameron and Ed Miliband must be hoping that the victory of the No campaign will now settle matters and that Scotland will return to normal. It won’t.
Hundreds of thousands of people have tasted something different.
They want an end to the cuts, to get nuclear weapons out of the Clyde, and an end to rule by the Westminster elite.
The left must now build a movement that can bring all those people together —and help put the needs of working class people at the top of the political agenda.
We must use the referendum campaign to forge a new left movement to stop the bosses’ attacks, end austerity—and turn Westminster’s nightmares into a reality.