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Anti-Masonry in England 2017
Posted: 05 January 2018 07:59 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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I am disheartened to see an two articles printed by the British press just before the turning of the new year. The two articles in question go on to say that Police reform is being thwarted by Freemasons who are preventing women and people of black or ethnic communities from progressing. This is a completely ludicrous claim and i am glad that United Grand lodge of England has responded to these claims. It is most disheartening because of the attempts that the UGLE have made to be more open to the public and to show that we are not a sinister organisation. With forums like this and other internet sources showing the charitable work that we do it is disappointing to see the prejudice that we still face. I will include all the relevant articles below.

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5244419/attempts-to-reform-the-police-are-being-thwarted-by-the-freemasons-claims-top-cop/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/02/secret-handshake-police-freemasons

UGLE Response: http://www.freemasonrytoday.com/ugle-sgc/ugle/letter-to-the-editor-national-newspapers

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Posted: 27 February 2018 09:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Yes this is total ludicrous. If you look at what is going on in the grand lodge of london they are opening up to the public and they even put out a documentary about Free Masonry. A lot of this is from the religious right if you noticed.

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Posted: 28 February 2018 02:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Gary - just to be clear, it’s the United Grand Lodge of England, not the Grand Lodge of London!

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Posted: 28 February 2018 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Garyp - 27 February 2018 09:44 PM

Yes this is total ludicrous. If you look at what is going on in the grand lodge of london they are opening up to the public and they even put out a documentary about Free Masonry. A lot of this is from the religious right if you noticed.

You may be referring to the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London which is a sub division of the United Grand Lodge of England based on the Capital city of England.

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