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26/08/2014 10:34 BST | Updated 26/08/2014 12:59 BST

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

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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