Hard to swallow
After reported criticism of teachers in state schools sending their kids to independent schools, she was denounced by the press - OK, a Scotsman columnist - as an "unreconstructed Marxist".
A day or so later that well-known, unreconstructed socialist revolutionary, one Tommy Sheridan, attacked Gillespie for being unrepresentative and out of touch with parents. The SPTC had committed the great sin of reporting that a majority of parents did not support Comrade Sheridan's call for free school meals.
Marxist one day, class traitor the next.