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.
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."
“@WhiskyTony: will you stay in scotland if it's a yes?I'm off if it is>I said 2 years ago that I would leave if it was a Yes&stick by it— Michelle Mone OBE (@MichelleMone) August 25, 2014
Last point.We are stronger as a Nation together.We don't own the £1,oil etc.Deficit is too high,bad for biz/jobs Read http://t.co/0cscNYrh8p— Michelle Mone OBE (@MichelleMone) August 25, 2014
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?"
“@anthonyborland: the quicker we vote yes,the quicker u get to fuck ya tramp!”>Why are you "Yes" voters so angry&abusive?Be professional— Michelle Mone OBE (@MichelleMone) August 25, 2014
Can we sell Michelle Mone to anyone willing to take her when we go independent? pic.twitter.com/4W6GYgdkWJ— Paddy Toner (@Patrick_Toner) August 26, 2014
One tweeted referred to Mone's recent driving ban and said: "I guess she won't drive when she flees Scotland."
Michelle Mone banned for six months after speeding |Herald Scotland http://t.co/CdavYMdwn6 Guess she won't drive when she flees iScotland ;)— J. R. Tomlin (@JRTomlinAuthor) August 26, 2014
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."
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— Michelle Mone OBE (@MichelleMone) August 25, 2014
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.
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."
Michelle Mone in pictures