Backchat was taken aback this week to receive an email from Broker Network’s Grant Ellis unleashing a tirade on his network rivals. When many people would have been winding down for the weekend, Ellis was winding up his adversaries and wasn’t pulling any punches.

OurNetwork, the new kids on the network block, were bullish in response, claiming Ellis was a “very worried man”. Perhaps the sun has gone to everyone’s head this holiday season.