Labour leader Ed Miliband will tell Scots today that voting No to independence will mean a “yes” to change.
He will recall Scotland’s “instrumental role” in influencing reform throughout the history of Britain – and insist that can happen again.
The intervention is part of Labour and Better Together’s attempt to appeal to working class voters and convince them that rejecting independence is not an endorsement of the status quo.
Speaking in Edinburgh, Mr Miliband will say: “By voting ‘no’ you can say ‘yes’ to the biggest progressive change for a generation.
“My appeal to the people of Scotland is to be part of our mission to change Britain.”
He will add: “Generations of Scots have led the cause of equality across our history.
“And each time, you’ve looked not just to your own communities, not just to your own nation, but out to the whole of the United Kingdom and beyond.
“So this is the question for this and future generations of Scots: how can you best put your traditions of equality into practice?
“In an independent Scotland, apart from the rest of the UK? Or at the heart of a movement that goes beyond the border and changes all of Britain.”
Fiona Cook, a pro-independence Labour member for Greenock, said: “I joined the Labour Party because I wanted to be part of a movement for social justice.
“I’m disappointed that we’ve not had a debate about independence in the party, and I can’t thole campaigning with the Tories in Better Together for a union that has not served the people of Scotland.
“I believe now that the way forward is for Scotland to be an independent Scotland.”