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Michelle Mone Trolled By Cybernats For Saying She Would Move Her Business To England

26/08/2014 14:34 BST | Updated 26/08/2014 16:59 BST

Model and lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone has been abused on Twitter for saying she would move her business to England if Scotland votes for independence.

After the ill-tempered debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling last night, the 42-year-old said she would move and take her Ultimo lingerie business south of the border if Scots voted yes, repeating a commitment she made two years ago.

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She tweeted: "I said 2 years ago that I would leave if it was a Yes (and I) stick by it."

She also said: "We are stronger as a nation together. We don't own the oil etc. Deficit is too high, bad for biz/jobs."

What happened next will not amaze you.

The infamous Cybernats - the angry digital warriors who fight for an independent Scotland by giving personal abuse to people on social media - moved in for the kill.

One man - Anthony Borland (*waves*) - told her: "The quicker we vote yes, the quicker u get to fuck off ya tramp!"

Though he appears to have deleted it, Mone reposted it and said: "Why are you Yes voters so angry?"

One tweeted referred to Mone's recent driving ban and said: "I guess she won't drive when she flees Scotland."

Ms Mone, co-owner of MJM International and creator of Ultimo, was awarded an OBE in 2010 for services to business. She later added on Twitter: "Can't believe the amount of hatred this vote is causing. It's extremely sad & will no doubt cause damage either way to the country I love."

During the debate, Mone tweeted that Better Together leader Alistair Darling was "winning hands down" and speaking "complete business sense on every level," though a poll afterwards gave Alex Salmond victory by a wide margin.

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Mone committed to leaving Scotland if it voted yes back in 2012 when she told The Sunday Times: "I will move my business and I will move personally.

"I don't think we can survive on our own and I think it would be really bad for business.

"Everything would go up and I really don't think we need it at the moment."

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Michelle Mone