Tempers are boiling over at the Mirror over the latest memo from management in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“KettlegateÃ¢â‚¬ saga.
It appears that the Ã¢â‚¬Å“environmental teamÃ¢â‚¬ at the Canary Wharf base of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and The People is playing at emotional blackmail.
Tea-loving hacks have been determined to hang on to their cherished kettles despite an edict to use new water boilers, as IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve mentioned previously.
Apparently, they fear injury as they walk across the open-plan Canary Wharf offices to their desk with mugs of hot water.
Ominously, some kettles have now been mysteriously disconnected or Ã¢â‚¬Å“bagged upÃ¢â‚¬ ready for removal.
The latest twist in the row is outlined in a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Kettle ReplacementÃ¢â‚¬ memo Ã¢â‚¬’placed on offending kettles Ã¢â‚¬’which accuses the hacks of putting the future of the planet at risk.
Axegrinder particularly enjoyed the bitchy remark in the last par from the bossesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ self-styled eco-warriors.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Please assist Trinity MirrorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s drive to save carbon emissions by not using this kettle from today. If this kettle belongs to you, take it home.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“If you believe that your need of this kettle outweighs the need to reduce the damage global warming is inflicting on the environment, please continue to use it.Ã¢â‚¬