Point taken about being clear who my post was addressed to. It was to those who fling cynical one-liners here about 'Trots'. Said one-liners bearing no relation to, or envincing no understanding of the very seriousness, of the situation you accurately allude to above. It's politics at a very base level when what is required is a serious approach, one you obviously take, but too many others here seem to eschew.
What would I consider a success for this campaign?
Well, as you could probably understand, 'success' and 'failure' in a complex and evolving political situation are tricky things to assess and determine.
Personally, there are several factors which would indicate that the campaign was being successful, in no order of priority.
Firstly, that the campaign narrows, severely, the parameters of austerity and dramatically increases the political costs of imposing austerity. Given the abdication by the unions of any role in resisting austerity, beyond rhetorical resistance, the government has had, up until the household charge campaign, more or less a free hand. Ideally, I'd like to see a resumption of political trade unionism where a finance minister drafting a budget would know, explicitly, that X or Y measure would trigger a general strike. But, as we all know, that's never going to happen here. So, by default, campaigns like the household tax are the only vehicles for coherent, sustained, resistance to austerity. I acknowledge, however, that it is a narrow issue, with all the dangers entailed, but, so far, it's been the only show in town.
Secondly, that the campaign leads to the politicisation of thousands or tens of thousands and that that politicisation leads them to get and stay organised. My preference would be for them to reach socialist conclusions, but that will only take place for a few, but even if people were to move into solid Social Democrat grounds (not Labour 'social democracy') like organising for increasing and protecting workers rights, defending public tax funded services, a wealth tax, facing down of IBEC and the business elite.
Thirdly, that the household charge be rescinded and replaced by broad wealth and capital taxes and that the taxation burden be pushed onto the elite who still have escaped from the consequences of crash, to a considerable degree. This feeds into the first factor above.