Michael Gove's EU Tweet Prompts Hilarious Insults From Twitter Users

"You boil-in-the-bag rent-a-clown."

As the Tory leadership contest races on, all the candidates are fighting to make their voices heard and clearly outline what they stand for as their party looks to fill the seat left vacant by David Cameron.

Michael Gove is one of the Conservative MPs vying for the position, but he’s had a few slip-ups along the way.

Most recently, the ‘Vote Leave’ figurehead posted a tweet to clarify his intentions regarding the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU.

With the anti-EU campaigners being marred by claims they never had plans in place for what we would actually do if we decided to leave, a lot of people saw this as back-tracking.

Obviously, people were quick to point out that "free trade and friendly cooperation" are provided by the EU...

Some people weren't so kind, and started firing off some very colourful and inspired insults

Gove currently faces competition from Home Secretary Theresa May, Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom, Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb, and former Defence Secretary Liam Fox for the right to lead his party and, by default, the country.

A result is expected on 9 September.