I missed this story last week (being on a Ron Atkinson watching vacation based in and around my house). Anyway, an executive in the Grand Lodge of England was controversially not reappointed.
As with most masonic stories there are details of prominent former Masons (this week Winston Churchill, Peter Sellers and Rudyard Kipling) and some wonderful quotes:
“Mr Morrow’s abrupt departure is, like most masonic business, shrouded in secrecy.”
“There is a great deal of speculation,” Mr Morrow said last night. “All masonic rumours are inherently true, especially those with no basis whatsoever in fact.” [A sentence of Rumsfeldian wisdom. I am still – literally minutes after reading it for the first time – trying to work out what it means]
And my favourite line
“One mason, who preferred to remain anonymous”