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Another day, another round of Brexit-related mayhem.

Today, Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan has reportedly been slapped down “personally” by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel, one of the most influential figures in Europe, reportedly told Johnson that she could not accept his plans to fix the border issue between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Different accounts of the morning phone call have been reported and tweeted, but it’s fair to say that Brexiteers are furious.

Arlene Foster – arch opponent of Northern Ireland remaining in any form of Customs Union with the EU – quickly let her feelings known.

Toby Young then compared the negotiation to a nation surrendering after being defeated at war.

Other Brexiteers were quick to point the finger of blame at the EU.

Though Remainers weren’t having it, with many pointing the finger of blame at Boris Johnson and his Downing Street team.

There was also a dispute over the verifiability of the claims, with many pointing out it’s unlikely Merkel would behave how she was portrayed in earlier reports.

People accused Downing Street of leaking inaccurate versions of the exchange to spin the story to benefit Johnson.

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