There’s a bit of a problem in the Home Office at the minute. Ever since the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs moved into the Home Office’s Marsham Street location, the canteen hasn’t had enough metal cutlery to serve everyone, so they’ve had to start rationing it.
This has meant that DEFRA civil servants – i.e. the ones working on environmental issues – are being given single-use plastic cutlery with which to eat their meals. However, as you’ll have seen, DEFRA minister Michael Gove is currently on a bit of a public kick trying to get single-use plastic utensils banned so is bollocking anyone he catches with plastic cutlery.
Which has led to a spate of DEFRA employees trying to steal metal cutlery from the canteen, so they can eat their lunch without fear.
Which further depletes the stock, causing even stricter rationing from canteen staff.