Axegrinder makes no apology for returning to the saga of Ã¢â‚¬Å“kettlegateÃ¢â‚¬ which is boiling over at the Mirror GroupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Canary Wharf HQ.
For those new to the story, the managementÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“environment teamÃ¢â‚¬ are trying to swipe the cherished kettles from every department at the Mirror, Sunday Mirror, The People and the rest of the Trinity Mirror operation.
The eco-fascists claim theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re doing it to save the planet and have ordered staff to fill up their mugs from a handful of water boilers.
But the staff are revolting. They are less than thrilled at the prospect of walking around the office with cups of boiling water or the eco-teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s suggestion that they buy Ã¢â‚¬Å“thermos mugs [with lids] from Robert Dyas from Ã‚£4.99Ã¢â‚¬.
Insiders claim the eco-team is urging staff to cut back on the electricity they use Ã¢â‚¬’ but appears to be doing little if anything to offset the groupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s carbon emissions by investing in green schemes.
However, one department has now come up with an imaginative ruse to hang on to their kettle Ã¢â‚¬’ despite the attempts of the green teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“snatch squadÃ¢â‚¬.
The Sunday Mirror newsdesk has bought a tree at Northcombe Farm in Devon Ã¢â‚¬’ enough to absorb the entire carbon dioxide emissions from all 20 kettles in the building for the next four years.
LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hope thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s put an end to it.