Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak continued their efforts to try and convince Tory members to vote for them as the party's next leader and therefore next prime minister when they ventured to Scotland on Tuesday for the latest round of Hustings.
The event took place in the city of Perth in Perthshire and given the Tory's overall lack of popularity in Scotland it was always going to be a memorable event - whichever side of the divide that you fall on.
Indeed hundreds of people gathered outside the venue to voice their discontent with the government and campaigned for there to be another independence vote for Scotland, which has so far been ruled out by the Tories.
Flags and banners bearing slogans such as "TORY SCUM OUT" could be seen and Tory MP Andrew Bowie, who attended the debate claimed that people were throwing eggs and that pensioners had been spat on.
\u201cEggs being thrown, spitting at pensioners. The good old "tory scum" banner out...Good to see @NicolaSturgeon's civic and joyous nationalism in action in Perth tonight.\u201d
\u201cThese morons don\u2019t speak for me or my party. We condemn their behaviour utterly and without equivocation. If anyone of them is found to be an @theSNP member, then they should be chucked out immediately.\n\nIt\u2019s as simple as that.\u201d
\u201cTo every person in the UK except Scottish Nationalists, I wholeheartedly apologise for the vile, sick and disrespectful behaviour displayed by the aforementioned at the Leaders Hustings in Perth, Scotland tonight.\nThe SNP are not Scotland.\u201d
\u201cPerth hustings, I am a Tory councillor, have no criminal record, help run a 100 year old family business, set up two businesses that have become successful in there own right, pay substantial taxes, what exactly makes me scum? This is a hate filled personal attack on every Tory.\u201d
James Cook, the Scotland editor for BBC News was also abused at the event leading many to come to his defence.
\u201cThis is utterly sickening. @BBCJamesCook is the most fair, thorough & kindest journalists in the business. His calm reaction in the face of this vitriol tells you everything you need to know about him. Appalling. \n\u201d
At the debate, both Sunak and Truss ruled out there ever being a chance of another Scottish independence referendum.
Sunak said: "I can’t imagine the circumstances in which I would We live in a union which is of course there by consent and by democracy and I accept that. But I just don’t think anybody thinks now or anytime in the near future is remotely the time to focus on this.”
A more firm Truss added: "If I am elected as Prime Minister I will not allow another independence referendum."
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