If rule from Holyrood is better for workers in Scotland than rule from Westminister, why is that? If having the seat of political power within the same 'nation'/geographic proximity meant the government was 'more representative', then presumably we'd have seen riots in Penzance, Dover and Carlisle rather than a stone's throw from Westminister in Tottenham, Hackney or Deptford...The obvious answer to that is that states don't represent 'the nation' but the ruling class, and 'nations' don't exploit one another, classes do. Scottish workers do not require national independence but they do urgently need an independent working class movement to counteract the poison of nationalism.
What we want to do is use class unity as a powerful weapon for victory. Today, we got division among workers, instead of solidarity. Instead of workers everywhere uniting more closely in the fight against capitalism, workers have been weakened.
The only legitimate socialist position to the referendum is that of indifference. It disnae matter and we dinnae care because it winnae make a damn little bit difference to our lives. But, nevertheless, take this opportunity to say so by spoiling the referendum voting paper by writing ‘World Socialism’ across it.