Reaction to UK government's new Brexit Twitter account has been colourful

The department was set up after the UK voted to leave the EU

Reaction to UK government's new Brexit Twitter account has been colourful

Image: Department for Exiting the European Union

Britain's newly-established Department for Exiting the European Union - its full name - has got some interesting responses on Twitter.

The department was set up after the British public voted to leave the union back in June.

But the result has been seen as divisive by some, with Scotland warning a second referendum on independence is "highly likely" as a result of the vote.

The department is responsible for overseeing negotiations and establishing the future relationship between the UK and EU.

And the branch, sometimes referred to as the 'Brexit' department, has now set up an account on social media site Twitter.

Having only sent one tweet earlier, the responses were colourful - to say the least.

It advised people to: "Follow us for updates on the UK's negotiations to leave the European Union and to establish the future relationship between the EU & the UK."

And they had this to say: