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The following instruction sets out guidance governing the membership by members of the armed forces of societies such as freemasons: there is no intention or policy to preclude service personnel from membership of any lawful and benevolent organisation. However, involvement in organisations of a secretive nature, such as the freemasons, carries with it the risk of establishing disparate loyalties which may have a destabilising influence on the chain of command, not least by the perception of preferential treatment and undue influence. While membership of such organisations is clearly a matter for the individuals concerned, serving personnel should not encourage or promote membership amongst their colleagues, meetings should not be held on MOD premises, and use should not be made of any MOD property.

Ministry of Defense
United Kingdon
New 2001 Department Policy on Freemasonry in the Military


'Once a Mason, always a Mason'...

HRH Duke of Kent

HRH giving the Master Mason's 'Grip'...
The Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, the Most Worshipful, His Royal Highness, Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick 33°, Duke of Kent, Knight of the Garter, Field Marshall, GCMC, GCVO, ADC, Hereditary Grand Master of Anglo-American Freemasonry.

The previous Duke of Kent - George Edward Alexander Edmund was installed as Grand Master by King George VI in 1939. He died three years later in 1942 in a mysterious plane crash in Scotland, six months after it was alleged he and the Duke of Hamilton had kept a moonlight appointment with ReichFuerher Rudolf Hess on the Caledonian Moor.

Historians tell us that the late Grand Master was Pro Nazi and travelled the Fatherland in order to better educate the King about National Socialism, so as to allow the Empire to "come to an understanding" with The New World Order, European Occultist's latest 'Great Work'. Go figure.

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The original Boyz in the Hood...

'A Web of Favoritism and Corruption'

Five Points of Fellowship Brother, foot to foot teaches you that you should, whenever asked, go on a brother's errand, if within the length of your cable-tow, even if you should have to go barefoot and bareheaded. Knee to knee, that you should always remember a Master Mason in your devotions to Almighty God. Breast to breast, that you should keep the Master Mason's secrets, when given to you in charge as such, as secure and inviolable in your breast as they were in his own before communicated to you. Hand to back, that you should support a Master Mason behind his back as before his face. Mouth to ear, that you should support his good name as well behind his back as before his face.

'The Five Points of Fellowship'
Master Master Initiation Ritual

You must conceal all crimes of your brother Masons...and should you be summoned as a witness against a brother Mason be always sure to shield him...It may be perjury to do this, it is true, but you're keeping your obligations.

Handbook of Masonry, page 183

noye trial

The Government called him Britain's Biggest Crime Boss - 'Worse than the Kray Brothers'
The United Grand Lodge of England called him 'Worshipful Master'...

A criminal record stretching back to 1966

CRO Number 97102/66

Date Offence Court Sentence/result
Dec 66 Attempted burglary Old St Mags Ct conditional discharge
June 67 Receiving stolen cars and property SE London Quarter Sessions 1 yr Borstal training
May 75 Assault on police and theft of sunglasses Marlborough St Mags Ct fined £125 and £25 costs
Feb 77 Handling stolen goods, possessing documents with intent to deceive and unlawful possession of shotgun Croydon Crown Court five prison sentences all suspended. Fined £2250, £3500 compensation and £1000 costs.
Mar 79 Stealing electricity Malling Mags Ct fined £250
Oct 81 Smuggling a Magnum handgun Canterbury Crown Court Suspended 18 mths prison sentence and £2500 fine.
April 83 Police search Noye's home for missing lorry which had been loaded with shoes   nothing found.
Dec 85 Murder of PC John Fordham Old Bailey acquitted
Aug 86 Handling of gold from Brinks Mat robbery Old Bailey jailed for 14 years (released 1994).
99 International Fugitive Spain Extradited
Apr 00 Murder of Stephen Cameron Old Bailey Sentenced to life in prison

Kenny Noye 'Presiding in the East',
'Worshipful Master' Kenny Noye...

The life of Kenneth Noye has been one of malevolence and corruption. It is an example of how someone eagerly embracing crime as a profession can accumulate enormous wealth and frightening power.

Detectives untangling his network of corruption now believe that at least one prominent MP was in his pay.

Such was the apprehension and nervousness created by the extent of Noye's corruption of the police that during the investigation into Stephen Cameron's murder officers were given around-the-clock protection from their colleagues. Others changed their telephone numbers. The Noye file on the case was restricted to less than a dozen senior officers.

In 1977 after being arrested by Scotland Yard for receiving stolen goods Noye joined the Hammersmith Freemason's Lodge in west London. He was proposed and seconded by two Police Officers. He eventually rose to be the Master of the Lodge with the support of the membership of which the Police made up a sizeable proportion. Other Masons included dealers in gold and other precious metals. A little while later Noye was being helped out of an arrest by a detective who was a fellow Mason.

One of Noye's police contacts was prepared to intervene on his behalf not just with fellow officers, but other law agencies. The detective approached a Customs officer investigating Noye in the early 80s and pressured him to "lay off".

April 13, 2000
The Independent, U.K.
By Kim Sengupta and Paul Lashmar

Fraternal Order of Police

The 'True Blue' 'Square Club'...

The Masonic symbology ("all seeing" eye, black and white tiles, triple turrents etc.) and terminology (Grand Lodge, Brethren, etc.) used by the premier Police Association is no co-incidence.

Of all the professions the law enforcement and intelligence community have the highest percentage of members who are Freemasons. This also is no co-incidence as Freemasonry intentionally seeks out new recruits who it finds the most useful.

Unfortunately organized crime has long been aware of this, and the more sophisticated criminals have used Freemasonry in their continual attempts to corrupt the justice system and 'gain an edge'.

It is for this reason that the British Government has recently put in to place a registration system for all police officers, judges, magistrates, prosecutors, prison guards, and parole officers in the U.K. who are 'on the level'.

Worshipful Master Noye was just the tip of the iceburg regarding corruption of police by criminals using the lodge system, and by crooked cops covering up for their activity by using their masonic 'cable tow'.

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Freemasonry in the News

France 24: Hundreds held in huge police raid on Italy's 'Ndrangheta mafia - 'This is the biggest sweep since the Palermo maxi-trial' - 12/19/19

The Local.it: Italian police chief and ex-MP among 334 people arrested in major mafia bust - 'Politicians, Freemasons and influential professionals' - 12/19/19

EU OCS: More than 300 arrested in major raid against Ndrangheta crime syndicate - 'Relations with Freemason lodges in Scotland and Great Britain' - 12/19/19

Telegraph: Hundreds arrested in major Italian anti-mafia operation - 'They had “betrayed” Masonry, the prosecutor said' - 12/19/19

Daily Record: Freemasons in Scotland in social media purge after secrets spill out - 09/17/19

Londonist: You Can Watch Classic Horror Films In This Hidden Masonic Temple - 08/28/19

Eastern Daily Press: Labour in mass walk-out as Freemasons vote is 'wrecked' - 'Norfolk County Council' - 07/23/18

The Herald Scotland: 'Enough is enough' is the death rattle of the Freemasons - 02/16/18

Birmingham Mail: Top Tory says: 'I'm a Freemason - and we don't topple Governments or fake moon landings' - 02/15/18

Christian Daily: Church of England raises concerns over Christians becoming Freemasons - 02/15/18

Vision Christian Radio: Church’s Renewed Concerns About Freemasonry - 02/14/18

Evolve Politics: Tory Youth Group in Sponsorship with Masonic Lodge who want to 'Spread the Word' about Freemasonry at Universities - 'Part of a wider scheme by the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE)' - 02/13/18

BBC: Freemasons explain the rituals and benefits of membership - 02/13/18

RT: Freemasons working with Tory youth group in bid to recruit students – reports - 02/13/18

Channel 4 News: FactCheck: Do the Freemasons’ claims stack up? - 02/12/18

Independent: From Freemasons to frat houses: The secret societies we know very little about - 02/11/18

The Sunday Times: Freemasons need to come out of the closet, by Janice Turner - 02/10/18

The Times: Church of England defends cathedral services for Freemasons - 02/09/18

Huffington Post: Inside The PR Machine Trying To Rebrand The Secretive Freemasons - 02/09/18

Belfast Telegraph: Zero discrimination against Freemasons in Northern Ireland, insists leader - 02/09/18

Metro: The Freemasons are no victims – they’re the antithesis to progress and add no value to an equal society - 02/09/18

News.com.au: UK Freemasons take out newspaper ads against ‘discrimination - 02/09/18

Vice: It’s Not Just Westminster Where #Freemasons Still Have Influence - 05/09/18

Guardian: Church of England raises serious concerns about Christian Freemasons - 02/08/18

Westminster Press Gazette: Freemasons claim members facing 'discrimination' in response to media coverage exposing lodges - 02/08/18

Royal Central: The Royal Family’s links to Freemasonry - 02/08/18

Washington Post: Freemasons complain they are being stigmatized - 02/08/18

Metro News: Freemasons definitely do have a secret handshake but they won’t tell us what it is (Donald Trump's Interesting Handshake VIDEO) - 02/08/18

Independent on MSN: I’m a Freemason, and the discrimination towards us has to stop, by Robert Lomas - 02/08/18

RT: Freemasons cry discrimination over Guardian article ‘exposing’ secret Westminster lodges - 02/08/18

The Times: I was asked to join the lobby freemasons. I declined - 02/07/18

TVO - The Agenda with Steve Paiken: Niall Ferguson The Age of Networking From the Freemasons to Facebook (VIDEO) - 02/07/18

The National Scotland: Male-only clubs like the Freemasons are the proof of the UK’s gender inequality - 02/06/18

Guardian: Freemasons in Westminster ‘should declare membership - 02/05/18

CBC Radio, As It Happens: Freemason Mystery (AUDIO) - 02/05/18

The National Scotland: Male-only clubs like the Freemasons are the proof of the UK’s gender inequality - 02/06/18

Guardian: Freemasons in Westminster ‘should declare membership - 02/05/18

CBC Radio, As It Happens: Freemason Mystery (AUDIO) - 02/05/18

Vice: It’s Not Just Westminster Where Freemasons Still Have Influence - 02/05/18

Guardian: Secret Freemasons should have no place in public life - Dawn Foster, Guardian Opinions - 02/05/18

Guardian: Is there a secret Freemasons' lodge in your workplace? Quiz - 02/05/18

Guardian: Integrity or influence? Inside the world of modern Freemasons - 02/05/18

Guardian: Two Freemasons' lodges operating secretly at Westminster - 02/04/18

MSN: Mum feared for her safety after ‘sexist ghost of freemason’ unleashed demonic growl - 02/02/18

LJMU.com: The freemasons no longer have significant influence in the police claims University Professor - 01/09/18

RT: Freemasons in British police ‘obstacle’ to reform says ex-chief - 01/03/18

Guardian: Why the secret handshake between police and Freemasons should worry us - 01/02/18

International Business Times: 'Freemason police are blocking women and BAME officers from senior roles' says Federation chief - 01/01/18

Daily Mail: Freemasons are blocking police reforms on equality - 01/01/18

The Sun: Masons' Cop Plot: Attempt to reform the police are being thwarted by freemasons says top cop - 01/01/18

Guardian: Freemasons are blocking reform, says Police Federation leader - 31/12/2017

U.K. - RT: Freemasons in British police ‘obstacle’ to reform says ex-chief - 01/03/18

BBC News: The secret world of female Freemasons (VIDEO) - 08/11/2017

Belfast Newsletter: Former Freemason treasurer admits stealing £120,000 from own lodge - 29/08/2017

Devon Live: Dozens of Devon councillors are also Freemasons - Is yours? - 17/08/2017

Catholic Herald: The real reason Catholics can't be Freemasons - 10/08/2017

Basildon Echo: Veteran Tory councillor is probed by Castle Point Council over harassment claims (Comments Sec.) - 14/03/2017

Christianity Today: Canterbury Cathedral To Host Service For Freemasons After Receiving £300,000 Donation - 09/02/2017

Policeprofessional.com: Freemasons assisting I.P.C.C. with Hillsborough inquiry - 26/08/2016

Hereford Times: No Council Members declared as Freemasons - 28/07/2016

BBC: Jersey Freemasons anniversary church service request rejected - Reverend Chris Jervis said granting the request would have been problematic due to an inconsistency between Christianity and Freemasonry - 10/07/2016

Zero Hedge: Masters of the Universe - Goldman Sachs Hires Former E.U. President Bro. José Manuel Barroso As Advisor - 08/07/2016

North Wales News: Police cover up and freemasonry to blame for failure to prosecute, private investigator claims - 09/06/2016

Rebecca - Paddy French Wordpress: The Anatomy of Freemasonry In One Country — The Wales Database: Lodges by City & Town - 08/06/16

National Post: Bro. Conrad Black - Celebrating the end of the Bro. Mike Duffy 'farce' - 29/04/2016

Telegraph: Was Titanic inquiry scuppered by the Freemasons? - 23/11/2015

Mirror: How secret group Freemasons has kept grip on Britain for 200 years - 23/11/2015

Economia: Freemasons lose VAT exemption appeal - 18/11/2015

PJ Media: Was Jack the Ripper a Mason? - 04/10/2015

Brentwood Weekly News: Highways chief is Essex Freemasons’ top master - 15/09/2015

Facebook: In Pictures - PANI Awards nights at Belfast City Hall - 18/01/2015

Guardian: Masons colluded, Hillsborough court told - 17/12/2014

Belfast Telegraph - Freemasons claim they were 'gagged' in row over Belfast Masonic hall - High Court - 28/01/2014

'Conspiracy Lane': SOCA Blames Freemasonry In 'Phone Hacking' Scandal - 24/06/13

Boing Boing - SOCA 'Blaggers Manual' - Corruption was often carried out by means of social connections through membership in the Freemasons, shared among police, judges, and the criminals who wished to bribe or influence them - 22/06/13

Independent article says Official Report suppressed: 'One particular method identified was to become a member of the Freemasons' - 21/06/13

Telegraph: Michael Baigent - Obituaries - 21/06/13

Ottawa Citizen: Author Michael Baigent lost lawsuit over Da Vinci Code - 29/06/13

Masonic Press Agency of Romania: Dan Brown Launched his book in the Grand Temple of the United Grand Lodge of England - 23/05/13

Independent: The Freemasons' Code: Dan Brown reveals the message that told him the door to the lodge is open - 22/05/13

Counterpunch: Why Was a Sunday Times Exposé on an Al-Qaeda Leader's Ties to the the US Government Spiked?- 20/05/13

The Guardian: The freemasons who allow women to join. But why would anyone want to? - 30/04/13

The Courier: Dundee Masonic Club has licence suspended - 20/03/13

Big News Network: Why is Queen Elizabeth’s Nurse Wearing a Masonic Belt? - 08/03/13

Vigilent Citizen: Why is Queen Elizabeth’s Nurse Wearing a Masonic Belt? - 05/03/13

This is Derbyshire: Letters - Time to end the secrecy over Freemasons society - 23/01/13

The Sun - Masons shaken as £110k vanishes - 30/12/12

Daily Mail: Texas Father Carved Pentagram on Six Year Old Son's Back For Occult 'Holy Day' - 12/12/12

U.K. - Guardian Letters: Influence of Masonry among Television Program Producers at Granada TV - 10/12/12

Ex-Gay Watch: UK Therapist Misrepresents Reasons for Dismissal from Professional Body - 28/11/12

U.K. - Belfast Telegraph: Canons' comments on Masons appalling: Masons' Letter to the Editor - 24/11/12

Church House Publishing: Freemasonry and Christianity - Are they compatible? - 24/11/12

Daily Mail - New Archbishop of Canterbury's 'Meteoric' Career Rise: Prime Minister Bro. David Cameron Welcomed the Appointment - 09/11/12

Channel 4: Nearly everyone on UK paedophile ring list is a Freemason says abuse victim [VIDEO} - 09/11/12

Daily Star: 'Care Home Paedophiles Were Masons’ - 07/11/12

ITV: North Wales police 'handed dozens of pictures of abuse' - 06/11/12

Philosophers Stone Blog: The Freemason Connection To The North Wales Child Abuse Cover Up ‘Inquiry’ - 04/11/12

Belfast Telegraph - Jimmy Savile family members target great-niece on Facebook after she speaks out about the star molesting her - 30/10/12

Telegraph: Sir Charles Frossard - President of Indian Army Assoc., Church of England Synod, Grand Master of Guernsey Freemasons - 21/10/12

Isle of Wight County Press: A Real Test of Masons’ Desire for Transparency - 13/07/12

Telegraph - Brigadier Tony Hunter-Choat - 23/04/12

Telegraph.co.uk: Prince Michael of Kent's freemasons lodge faces legal action - 09/03/12

Manchester Evening News: 'Myths' and the Freemasons - 05/03/12

Lancashire Telegraph: Former Rossendale MP is new Grand Master of Freemasons - 22/02/12

This is Glouchestershire: Call to reveal Gloucestershire councillor links to secret societies - 15/02/12

Daily Record - Ex-Cop says Masonic Network operating inside Force promoting Freemasons over Non-Freemasons - 18/09/11

Guardian - Phone-hacking scandal: Bro. Jonathan Rees obtained information using 'dark arts' - 08/06/11

Darkpolitricks.com - MP reveals Freemason involvement in News of the World phone hacking scandal - 08/06/11

Freemasonry Watch - VIDEO: Downing Street backs Prince Andrew over Secret Masonic Handsignals (Masonic 'Gestures' @ 00:03, Nephew Prince William & 00:35, Prince Andrew) - 07/03/11

Freemasonry Watch - Freemason Royal Family fights Freemason Prince Andrew distractions as Freemason Prince William wedding nears (Masonic 'Gesture' PHOTO's) - 06/03/11

ISNA - Iran says Freemasonry organization designs London Olympic Games logo - 28/02/11

Lodge Room UK: Film 'The Kings Speech' - Both George VI and his speech therapist Lionel George Logue CVO were Freemasons - 24/02/11

Deadline News - Freemasons in legal battle over unfair dismissal and unpaid wages - 20/07/10

BBC - Rebecca magazine's web relaunch as subscription website - Among its most high profile campaigns the magazine investigated freemasons in Wales and probed the activities of prominent politicians - 09/05/10

Wales Online - Directory containing names of 13,000 Welsh freemasons published by new investigative website (Brothers in the Shadows, by Paddy French (Video) - 05/05/10

Freemasons For Dummies - Website-For-Freemasons complains about Magazine articles that expose hidden influence of Freemasons in government - 05/05/10

Rebecca Magazine: North Wales Tribunal lead counsel concealed his membership during 'discussion' about freemasonry declarations - 21/04/10 …

Wayback Machine: Apron Strings - The Rebecca Masonic Directory - 05/04/10

Hour - The game is afoot: Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes Movie Premiers at Freemasons Hall - 24/12/09

North Devon Journal - Devon and Cornwall Police: No record of how many police are also freemasons - 31/10/09

BBC - Can we trust Dan Brown on the Freemasons? - 17/09/09

This is Sussex - Borough Council includes Freemason Membership in Declaration of Councillor Interests - 02/09/09

Edinburgh Festivals - The Da Vinci chorus at Rosslyn - 26/08/09

This is South Devon: 'Official channels' are useless for complaints about Freemason Network in Torquay City Government - 29/07/09

This is South Devon - Torquay Freemasonry inquiry dubbed 'unacceptable' - 16/07/09

This is South Devon - Torquay Masons 'do not influence council' say Torquay Council Masons - 14/07/09

This is South Devon - Devon Councillors allege Freemason influence in committee chair appointments and planning decisions - 27/05/09

This is Local London - Freemason row: High Wycombe Mayor releases statement over Masonic Charity - 14/05/09

Northhampton Chronicle & Echo - Freemason jailed for cheating Masonic friends - 4/04/09

Freemasonry Watch - VIDEO: HRH The Prince of Wales celebrates his 60th birthday (Masonic 'Gestures' @ 00:30, 00:31, 01:00, 01:02, 01:03, 01:05, 01:28, 02:05, etc.) - 14/11/08

Scarborough Evening News - Court Hearing adjourned after Hospitalization of 'Royal Lodge' Freemason Accused of Molestation - 09/10/08

The Herald - Masonic bosses fined £100,000 over elderly woman's death - 26/08/08

Evening Express - Court sentences Freemason to 2 years probation for indecent act - 16/08/08

Postmanpatel.blogspot - Dukes, Freemasons, Jersey and all that sort of nonsense - The Dukes of Kent, odd factoids - 21/03/08

Fenland Citizen - Questions asked at Fenland Hall - 19/03/08

The Guardian - Now you can log on to the online lodge - 28/01/08

Middleton Guardian - Shrouded in secret handshakes, crafty symbols and fancy footwork - 03/01/08

Accuseds father issued threats; said he had 'friends in high places' and 'he knew Freemasons' - 04/10/07

Goat abandoned at Freemasons Hall - 02/10/07

Provincial Grand Rank Officer Jailed For Abusing Boys - 02/10/07

Recruiting for Free Mason; Secret Society is Eyeing College Students to Fill the Ranks - 28/09/07

Charges dropped against Freemason Prison Guard Abuser - 24/08/07

South Africa Apartheid Secret Society Afrikaner Broederbond extends friendly hand - 03/08/07

Freemason Ex-police chief evades jail for swindle again - 26/07/07

Masons target universities to swell numbers: 'Organisation more popularly connected with policemen, lawyers, and businessmen' - 27/05/07

Does Necropolis hold the key to Scotland Freemasonry’s secret history? - 11/05/07

British Virgin Islands Masonic police officer convicted of murder; juror dismissed for allegedly flashing him Masonic hand gestures - 05/03/07

Freemasons' secrets unveiled - 27/02/07

Belfast Masons hit by bugging - 27/02/07

Lodge Master on Voluntary U.K. Police-Freemason Disclosure Registry: 'I told them to eff off' - 14/01/07

England Parish Church described as 'Monument to Freemasonry' to close - 07/12/06

MI5's dangerous ascendancy in Northern Ireland: Refused to reveal Orange Order and Freemason membership among staff - 29/11/06

Burning Taper - Mysterious deaths, the Marquess and the forbidden treasure - The United Grand Lodge of England's Pro-Grand Master: Spencer "Spenny" Douglas David Compton, the Marquess of Northampton - 09/11/06

Burning Taper - Lord Nicholas Windsor, Son of United Grand Lodge of England's Hereditary Grand Master, the Duke of Kent, to marry at the Vatican - 31/10/06

Tribunal rules Belfast Police Officer was discriminated against in promotions because he was not a Mason - 12/10/06

The Economist: Murky goings on - The Mafia, Berlusconi, Fininvest, and P2 Masonic Lodge - 29/06/06

Ex-N.A.T.O. Secretary General Lord Robertson fails in 2nd lawsuit over allegations of involvement in Dunblaine Massacre Freemasonry Cover-up

Scotland Police Officers to be asked to declare Masonic Membership over concerns of Anti-Catholic Bias and Discrimination - 03/06/06

A Magical moment for Bermuda - 02/06/06

Scottish Parliament guides accused of 'peddling Masonic myths' - Professional Tourist Guide Assn. 'most annoyed' - 29/05/06

Masons in turmoil as sacking at top shocks secret brotherhood - 05/05/06

Umberto Eco wrote in his novel Foucault’s Pendulum: “The lunatic is easily recognised. Sooner or later he brings up the Templars.” - 29/04/06

New Masonic Criminal Scandal Shocks U.K.: Perv Ring were members of same Lodge - 07/04/06

'Government should introduce a policy of disclosure for all Public Servants including the judiciary about their membership in groups such as the Freemasons' - 03/03/06

Bishop of Rochester Cathedral halts Masonic P.R. effort - 16/12/05

The Occult Tradition - 04/12/05

Shows to Explore Freemasonry - 23/11/05

Calvi Trial to Expose `Dark' Side of Italian History - 23/11/05

Freemasonry link in £93,000 gift to Tories - 20/11/05

Ulster Police Masonic & Orange Order Registry Verification Process Questioned - 14/11/05

Londonderry 'Masonic Army Base' Observation Tower dismantled - 25/10/05

Da Vinci Code breakers: Authors say Rosslyn Chapel symbols not from Knights Templars but were added by Victorian era Freemasons - 23/10/05

The case of God's Banker: Roberto Calvi the trial begins - 06/10/05

'God's Banker' murder trial opens - 06/10/05

Italy opens trial into death of "God's banker" - 06/10/05

Key facts on Roberto Calvi murder trial - 06/10/05

Question on Masonic links left Dunblane inquiry chief stunned - 05/10/05

Cayman Islands - 'A Man of Action' - 28/09/05

Grandmaster of Grand Lodge of Scotland resigns amid many questions - 15/09/05

Fifth of English Anglican Clergy believe they can be priests and members of Masonic lodges survey says - 10/09/05

Nun cites Freemasonry in bid to stop Da Vinci Code Movie Filming - 22/08/05

P2 Grand Master Lucio Gelli probed in Roberto Calvi murder - 20/07/05

Da Vinci Code author backs claims that Jesus was married with children - 17/07/05

All British MPs and Peers to be forced to declare membership of secret societies such as the Freemasons in line with police officers and judges - 12/06/05

On This Day May 26: 1981 Italian Government Resigns - 26/05/05

Parliament 'must end its dead rituals'; Sweep away 'Masonic' practices, says Puttnam - 22/05/05

London Police change Ruling on Roberto Calvi death from Suicide to Murder - 20/05/05

Trinidad - Benedict XV's Confrontation with Freemasonry; Seeking after divine signs - 22/04/05

Parliament passes comprehensive Freemasons Registry - 21/04/05

Four face trial over 1982 death of banker - 19/04/05

Four indicted in death of 'God's banker' - 19/04/05

P2 Masonic Conspiracy: Four Charged in Murder of Roberto Calvi - 18/04/05

Four indicted over 1982 murder with links to Chicago archdiocese (Print and Video) - 18/04/05

Secrets of ‘contorted’ freemason initiation to be revealed, U.K. Masons Outraged - 17/04/05

Freemasonry rolls up its trousers in public - 17/04/05

Yorkshire Ripper Investigator to face theft charges - 13/04/05

Masons lifting the veils of secrecy, been the butt of jokes for years - 24/03/05

Freemasons dis-lodge the secrecy: Sex Offender Registeree's Out, Rolled-Up Trouser Legs In - 09/03/05

Morgan Vetoes Mason - 24/02/05

Kirkwall scroll features in new "Grail Trail" of Knights Templars - 06/02/05

Freemason King Edward VII Tombstone Engraved With A Swastika - 01/02/05

'Freemason Roy' - "Pillar of the Community" fakes divorce and tells wife for six years he is in Malaysia on business, but is actually secretly living remarried three blocks away - 30/01/05

Magistrate charged and suspended after concocting bizarre story about stolen Rolex watch on way to Freemason Lodge - 29/01/05

Mafia, masons and murder - An update on the P2 Masonic Lodge/Roberto Calvi Murder Case - 06/01/05

The enigma of Prince Charlie and the Holy Grail - 21/11/04

Row Over Vicar's Ban On Freemasons - 20/11/04

Give Him The Third Degree - 17/11/04

Clash looms between Assembly's titans - 09/09/04

Winston Churchill Quit Freemasonry Says Churchill Society - 30/8/04

Pilgrimage of the Da Vinci code-breakers - 07/08/04

I've cracked the code: it's rubbish - 06/08/04

Modern Druidism Traced to Freemasonry - 20/06/04

Norwich man to dispel myth of Freemasons - 10/06/04

Freemasonry... when everybody knows your game - 21/05/04

Brown seeks to gag football fans' group over Masonic allegations - 06/05/04

Mafia squad probe Calvi bag theft - 04/05/04

America's Christians launch assault on The Da Vinci Code - 02/05/04

Financial Irregularities and Masonic Connections swirl around West Ham Football Club - 27/04/04

British Rap Star's Lyrics stir controversy - 06/04/04

BBC under fire for song exposing Queen's Freemason Husband - 05/04/04

Senior Tory Freemason 'Law and Order' MP dumps wife of 30 years for his blonde secretary - 04/04/04

Buckingham Palace declines to comment on BBC Rap Uproar - 04/04/04

An end to the mystery of God's Banker? - 31/03/04

Scottish Masons deny recruiting scheme - 25/03/04

Welsh Assembly ruling barring Freemason barrister attacked - 22/03/04

British intelligence steps up, few oppose - 13/03/04

Welsh Counsel General quits Freemasons - 11/03/04

Calvi murder linked to missing $70m - 18/02/04

Dear Boss - 29/01/04

Kenya - Anglicans cancel former Freemason Cabinet minister's service - 22/01/04

MP urges Wales to follow England's lead on a ruling over Freemasonry - 20/01/04

Masonic councillors to be outed U.K. wide in new mandatory government regulations - 13/01/04

Who killed Calvi? - 07/12/03

Malta - The Origins of the New Age Movement - 04/12/03

London Police begin Roberto Calvi Murder Investigation - 21 years after Banker was found hanging under Black Friars Bridge - 01/10/03

Northern Ireland Police to be forced to declare Masonic Membership - 26/09/03

Freemason 'closed shop' blocked me, says barrister - 20/08/03

Birmingham City Councillors to be required to disclose Masonic Membership - 21/07/03

Archbishop of Canterbury resists picking masons for clergy posts - 16/11/02

New Archbishop of Canterbury: Masons have no place in the Church - 15/11/02

The Satanic Brotherhood with clergymen in its ranks - 15/11/02

Welsh Assembly blocks move to halt Masons Registry - 14/11/02

Family finds vindication in their campaign after Italian Coroner rules Roberto Calvi's death was murder, not suicide - 04/11/02

Scottish Parliament Committee and Municipal Standards Watchdog at odds on Mason Registry - 04/11/02

Malta - Mason secretly films then quits and publically denounces Freemasonry - 04/11/02

Scottish Parliament pushing for Mason Registry to include Judiciary - 30/10/02

Tory Freemason MP threatens to defy new Scottish registry law - 03/10/02

How to lose friends and alienate people - 23/06/02

Freemasons to challenge compulsory disclosure - 17/06/02

Fewer on the square - 28/02/02

Tycoon Black now Lord of Crossharbour - 01/11/01

Police informants to face new curbs - 20/05/01

Freemasonry's Flack - 28/05/01

General Medical Council names Freemason members: BBC Apr 21, 2001

Minister temporarily suspends military block on Freemasonry after Grand Lodge Legal Threats - 02/04/01

New evidence that Hess died with Duke of Kent in 42' plane crash - 21/04/01

Sunday Comment: Freemasons' shocking secret - 15/04/01

PR firm hired to improve Freemasons image - 21/03/01

If you want to meet dodgy car dealers, join the Masons - 20/03/01

How do you put a positive gloss on Freemasons? - 19/03/01

Have police finally solved the mystery of Noye's missing Brink's-Mat gold? - 29/02/01

Prominent Freemason Jim Davidson wins OBE; deny's alcholism, racism, and homophobia charges: BBC December 2000

U.K.: Straw threatens to police Masons - 05/11/00

U.K.: Noye faces police investigation after key witness is shot dead - 07/10/00

Professor of Freemasonry to probe murky past of Masonic Brotherhood - 01/07/00

Police Ignore Voluntary Freemasons Registry, Legislation Looming: The Guardian July 29, 2000

Police defy force with Masonic lodge - 28/06/00

Survey Shows 600 Police Service Freemasons - 04/06/00

He was a master criminal and a killer. But yesterday justice caught up with Kenneth Noye - 14/04/00

How Noye was caught - 14/04/00

Noye's circle of criminal cronies - 14/04/00

Britain's Most Infamous Villain, Worshipful Master Kenny Noye - 13/04/00

Boyz In The Hood: Squall Magazine

Anything to declare?: BBC Southern Eye Investigation March 2, 2000

The world's best-known secret society - 25/11/99

Military Launches Crackdown on Freemasons in Ranks: Daily Express, June 17, 1999

The Craft: BBC May 26, 1999

New Restrictions on "Private Societies" and the Police in Northern Ireland: Britain in USA November 4, 1998

Freemasons face appointments review: BBC October 27, 1998

Association of University Teachers, New Restrictions on Freemasonry - Summer 1998

New Judges must declare Masonic Membership: BBC March 8, 1998

Freemasons - Moral Guardians or Centre of Corruption?: BBC March 5 '98

Secrecy to get a slap on the wrist: BBC February 20, 1998

Home Affairs Committee, Freemasonry - Minutes of Evidence - February 17, 1998

Independent: In a small town, where the Tories and masons hold sway (1996)

Getting a Grip

'It is not difficult to ruin a man,' he said. 'And I will tell you how it is done time and again. There are more than half a million brethren under the jurisdiction of Grand Lodge. Standards have been falling for twenty or thirty years. It is too easy to enter the Craft, so many men of dubious morals have joined. The secrecy and power attract such people, and when they come the decent leave. The numbers of people who would never have been considered for membership in the fifties are getting larger all the time. If only five per cent of Freemasons use - abuse - the Craft for selfish or corrupt ends it means there are 25,000 of them. The figure is much closer to twelve or thirteen per cent now.'

Christopher explained that Masonry's nationwide organization of men from most walks of life provided one of the most efficient private intelligence networks imaginable. Private information on anybody in the country could normally be accessed very rapidly through endless permutations of masonic contacts - police, magistrates, solicitors, bank managers, Post Office staff ('very useful in supplying copies of a man's mail'), doctors, government employee bosses of firms and nationalized industries etc., etc. dossier of personal data could be built up on anybody very quickly. When the major facts of an individual's life were known, areas of vulnerability would become apparent. Perhaps he is in financial difficulties; perhaps he has some social vice - if married he might 'retain a mistress' or have proclivity for visiting prostitutes; perhaps there is something in his past he wishes keep buried, some guilty secret, a criminal offence (easily obtainable through Freemason police of doubtful virtue), or other blemish on his character: all these and more could be discovered via the wide-ranging masons network of 600,000 contacts, a great many of whom were disposed to do favours for one another because that had been their prime motive for joining. Even decent Masons could often be 'conned' into providing information on the basis that 'Brother Smith needs this to help the person involved'. The adversary would even sometimes be described as a fellow Mason to the Brother from whom information was sought perhaps someone with access to his bank manager or employer. The 'good' Mason would not go to the lengths of checking with Freemasons Hall whether or not this was so. The 'target' was presented as a Brother in distress by a fellow Mason, especially a fellow Lodge member, that would be enough for any upright member of the Craft.

Sometimes this information gathering process - often involving a long chain of masonic contacts all over the country and possibly abroad - would be unnecessary. Enough would be known in advance about the adversary to initiate any desired action against him.

I asked how this 'action' might be taken.

'Solicitors are very good at it,' said Christopher. 'Get your man involved in something legal - it need not be serious - and you have him.' Solicitors, I was told, are 'past masters' at causing endless delays, generating useless paperwork, ignoring instructions, running up immense bills, misleading clients into taking decisions damaging to themselves.

Masonic police can harass, arrest on false charges, and plant evidence. 'A businessman in a small community or person in public office arrested for dealing in child pornography, for indecent exposure, or for trafficking in drugs is at the end of the line,' said Christopher. 'He will never work again. Some people have committed suicide after experiences of that kind.'

Masons can bring about the situation where credit companies and banks withdraw credit facilities from individual clients and tradesmen, said my informant. Bank can foreclose. People who rely on the telephone for their work can be cut off for long periods. Masonic employees of local authorities can arrange for a person's drains to be inspected and extensive damage to be reported, thus burdening the person with huge repair bills; workmen carrying out the job can 'find' - In reality cause - further damage. Again with regard to legal matters, a fair hearing is hard to get when a man in ordinary circumstances is in financial difficulties. If he is trying to fight a group of unprincipled Freemasons skilled in using the 'network' it will be impossible because masonic Department of Health and Social Security and Law Society officials can delay applications for Legal Aid endlessly.

'Employers, if they are Freemasons or not, can be given private information about a man who has made himself an enemy of Masonry. At worst he will be dismissed or consistently passed over for promotion.'

Christopher added, 'Masonic doctors can also be used. But for some reason doctors seem to be the least corruptible men.

'Only the fighters have any hope of beating the system once it's at work against them,' he told me. 'Most people, fighters or not, are beaten in the end, though. It's . . . you see, I ... you finish up not knowing who you can trust. You can get no help because your story sounds so paranoid that you are thought a crank, one of those nuts who think the whole world is a conspiracy against them. It is a strange phenomenon. By setting up a situation that most people will think of as fantasy, these people can poison every part of a person's life. If they give in they go under. If they don't give in It's only putting off the day because if they fight, so much unhappiness will be brought to the people around them that there will likely come a time when even their families turn against them out of desperation. When that happens and they are without friends wherever they look, they become easy meat. The newspapers will not touch them'.

'There is no defence against an evil which only the victims and the perpetrators know exists.'

Senior Whitehall Civil Servant and Freemason
Quoted in Stephen Knight's The Brotherhood

Further Reading

Pillars of the Community

Global Freemasonry: A Certain Point Within A Circle - The Masonic 'Family'

Inside the Brotherhood, by Martin Short Jack the Ripper, by Stephen Knight The Brotherhood, by Stephen Knight Gods Banker The Stalker Affair

A Judicious investigation, and Short puts forward a devastating case for the prosecution...He Produces a persuasive testimony that Freemasonry has become a scourge and a disease in jobs in the public service. He cites some fascinating and entirely credible examples of Masonic Skullduggery - and of Brother ranged viciously against Brother... It is difficult to dispute Short's conclusion that disclosure of their Masonic membership by those in positions of power should be made obligatory."

Piers Brendon, The Observer

When the House of Commons Homes Affairs Committee recently recommended that police officers, magistrates, judges, and crown officers should publically register their Masonic Membership, it was very largely thanks to the ammunition provided by Martin Short's investigative tour de force. His "Inside the Brotherhood" carried on the pioneering work begun by Stephen Knight's explosive account of "The Brotherhood".

Given the nature of the subject, it is doubtful if a more conclusive book could have been written".

Alan Rushbridger, Times Literary Supplement

An anatomy of vice...I recommend it".

Mark Archer, The Spectator

On 'The Brotherhood' by Stephen Knight

What Does It Mean To Be 'On The Square?

700,000 Freemasons, all male, probably make up the largest secret society in Britain today. Who exactly are they? Why are they so incredibly secretive? Is Freemasonry a positive charitable organization which incorporates a certain amount of harmless mumbo jumbo, or does it in fact represent something more sinister?

Stephen Knight's impartial - but highly controversial - investigation addresses these vital questions and asks:

Does Freemasonry influence our police and judiciary?

Can a Christian be a Freemason?

Have the KGB penetrated the Freemasons?

Does Freemasonry lead to corruption in public life?

Freemasons are all bound to silence, but now some of them have felt impelled to break ranks and reveal part of the truth ...

'Valuable testimony... impressively researched... He most certainly has not been wasting his time'

The Observer

'Top of the list of prohibited subjects is Freemasonry... A barrier of secrecy surrounds it. It has been breached in several places by Stephen Knight... Some of my best friends are Freemasons. I wish they would read this book... a revelation'

Richard Kelly, The Guardian

'Sensational Revelations'

Daily Express

Also by Stephen Knight - Jack The Ripper: The Final Solution


Stephen Knight died suddenly, just 18 months after the publication of 'The Brotherhood'.

The cause of death was listed as a cerebral tumor.

He was 33.