Giffnock residents raging that a new discount shopping store is being built in the area rather than an expected Marks and Spencers.
The fact an Lidl store is being built in the affluent suburb on the outskirts of Glasgow has brought fears that the area will soon be swarming with benefit cheats, single mothers, thieves, drug takers and violent thugs.
One woman even went as far to call it a “sad, sad day” and claim that the cut price groceries will attract the ‘degenerates of society’.
Cate Simmons from Giffnock said: “This is disgraceful news, The opening of this store will bring down the tone of the whole area.
“I am disappointed that M&S have not followed up with their initial interest…. perhaps locals should have lobbied them, it’s a sad sad day for Giffnock”
Another worried Giffnock resident, Ann Lomont, said: “You have to ask yourself what kind of people need their food to be so cheap? Drug takers, wasters and the unemployable no doubt. Not the type of people we need around here.”
Andrew Kilpatrick then chimed in by saying “There is no demand for a Lidl in Giffnock, it is only going to attract the vermin that do not belong here.”
The Ms Simmons continued by saying: “The cheap food and cheap alcohol will attract the degenerates of society, I know they need to shop somewhere but I never seen benefit cheats and single mothers take their feral brood flock to Wholefoods.
“Discount stores may save you pounds on your shopping but you could lose a lot more at the front door or are attacked.”
The comments came under the Facebook post of a Glasgow Live article revealing the Lidl plans.
Some comments have now been removed but had already been captured in hundreds of screenshots by shocked Glaswegians including Cat Caldwell who posted it on Facebook.
She said: “Posh w*nks from Giffnock finding out there’s a Lidl opening is the best thing on the internet today.”