Politicians have reacted to sensational allegations made against David Cameron in a yet-to-be-published expose written by former Tory donor Lord Ashcroft and ex Sunday Times political editor Isabelle Oakeshott.
And the claims sparked a huge viral trend across the Internet on Sunday evening.
Former Conservative MP Louise Mensch was particularly defensive of the Prime Minister.
Let's be clear that the story is rubbish, number one. And number two if it isn't, to quote the anti-nowhere league, "So f****** what?"— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) September 20, 2015
For the opposition #PigGate presents an opportunity to make political hay.
Putting aside #snoutrage the PM should immediately clarify when he became aware of Ashcroft nondom status— Jon Trickett (@jon_trickett) September 21, 2015
So why hasn't BBCC reported Ashcroft biography? @R4Today— Helen Goodman (@HelenGoodmanMP) September 21, 2015
Have read a lot of tweets about a pig while eating my breakfast sausage and bacon— Stephen Williams (@swilliamsmp) September 21, 2015
Caroline Lucas tactfully used the scandal to make a point about Monday's Hinkley power plant investment
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron cast shade on the affair
I've never been more pleased to be a vegetarian.— Tim Farron (@timfarron) September 20, 2015
Paddy Ashdown cast a brilliant pun
Typical! David Cameron once again hogging the headlines at the Lib Dem Conference.— Paddy Ashdown (@paddyashdown) September 21, 2015
Former deputy Prime Minister John Prescott was quick to react
Night all! 🐷September 20, 2015
But Jeremy Corbyn completely sidestepped the saga...
We need a people’s railway - publicly owned for better & more efficient services, proper integration & fairer fares pic.twitter.com/8v906OTUXJ— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) September 21, 2015