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FREEMASONS FEAR CODE OF CONDUCT

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The Grand Lodge of Freemasons has written to members who are council employees telling them they do not have to reg...
The Grand Lodge of Freemasons has written to members who are council employees telling them they do not have to register if their employer requests it.

The Daily Telegraph reports (p25) that the circular tells members how to react to a suggested code written by the Local Government Management Board

'We all know Freemasonry is not a secret society,' says the Lodge.

'If ... a council adopts the code, Freemasons in its employment would not have to register their membership of lodges.'

Tim Bogan, for the LGMB disputes this view. 'We wrote the code and we decide,' he said.

The Telegraph reports that the Grand Lodge in turn has acknowledged that if individual councils alter the wording specifically to include Freemasonry, members may feel they have to resign from their lodges.

The Telegraph says Gloucestershire CC is singled out in the Grand Lodge's letter. The council says that a proposed specific reference to Masons in their code of conduct is to be changed, and a more general policy on secret societies is proposed instead.

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