Despair in the Square with #hopeoverfear

13 Oct

A Thousand Flowers

Getting shouted at by Tommy Sheridan is something we’re pretty used to but it’s been a while since we’ve had the misfortune of him doing it in person – he tends to just call us vipers, snipers, windscreen wipers across his multiple social media platforms these days.  News that he planned to continue his “Hope Over Fear” brand (which he created following the refusal of most of the Yes movement to allow a platform to the convicted liar and serial misogynist fantastist) by hosting a big rally in the Square filled us with a mixture of overwhelming dread and even more overwhelming noseybastarditis.

Given the organiser’s history, it’s no surprise the event has been mired in controversy from the start.  Sheridan has been accused of stoking “food bank wars” by refusing to support the Glasgow’s Needy crew who have been collecting food in the Square since the referendum and…

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