ALMOST 900 campaigners called for a more radical vision of an independent Scotland than that offered by the SNP yesterday.

The Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow discussed a post-Yes vote future including an end to the monarchy, more tax on the rich, greater workers' rights, and a more generous welfare state.

Green MSP Patrick Harvie said independence should deliver "radical change", not "a more Scottish version of the status quo".

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Peter McColl, rector of Edinburgh University, said the UK could be approaching a revolutionary moment if austerity continued. Independence was a chance for the left to seize power.

Isobel Lindsay of Scottish CND said independence could remove nuclear weapons from the UK, and trigger worldwide disarmament.

The conference declared: "This is a Scotland which British politics has robbed from the Scottish people. We want it back."

Organiser Robin McAlpine said: "This has signalled a new dawn for the Scottish left and breathed life into the independence debate."