Call for indyref vandals to end abuse after car targeted

A GLASGOW councillor has called for an end to the abuse marring the independence debate ­after his car was vandalised by yobs.

Loading Comments
Councillor Cunning's car was vandalised by Yes campaigners
Councillor Cunning's car was vandalised by Yes campaigners

Thugs trashed Labour councillor Malcolm Cunning's car by scrawling the slogan "Yes" was across the bonnet.

Mr Cunning, who represents the Linn ward on the South Side, feared it had been scratched into the bodywork and reported the attack to the police.

It happened over the weekend as his car was parked yards from his Cathcart home.

Mr Cunning slammed the "vandalism and abuse" which has ­become associated with the discussion of ­Scottish independence.

He said: "The independence debate is descending into the bowels. I reported the incident to police who advised me to remove the 'No' sticker from my car.

"While that is completely sensible advice from the officers, I have got every right to have that sticker displayed on my car.

"The whole debate is just getting silly now.

"Let's have a sensible debate, without the vandalism and abuse that we have seen lately."

It comes after Harry Potter author JK Rowling was abused online for giving £1million to Better Together.

A photograph posted on Twitter showed the word "Yes" on the bonnet of Mr Cunning's ­silver car.

His fellow Better ­Together supporters were also horrified.

One campaigner tweeted: "They do this elsewhere as well. ­Really doesn't reflect well on their cause."

Transport Tragedy

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

I don’t think I’ve uttered the words “no, he’s not a stripper we’ve hired so put him down.




Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.

Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

My thoughts after Police Scotland are ordered to apologise over IRA interrogation techniques slur.

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.