Dear LML in English readers,
We have received the following e-mail from a Brother in England, member of the UGLE.
"Today (July 20th) a letter was sent to the Metropolitan Grand Lodges, Provinces and Districts announcing that at its meeting yesterday (July 19th) the Board of General Purposes decided to suspend relations with the GLNF. This falls slightly short of withdrawing recognition but in fact is virtually the same. Visiting in either direction is forbidden. However those Brethren with dual membership (UGLE & GLNF) will not have to choose which Obedience to stay with. They can continue to attend their GLNF Lodges as members of the GLNF and UGLE Lodges as English Masons. The President of the Board will put a motion at the September meeting of the Grand Lodge to bring the suspension into full effect. Look at the UGLE web site in the Foreign GL section where there is a brief note about the suspension link and a further note against the GLNF listing in the European GLs link. I have been told the full text of the letter is to be posted on the "Freemasonry Today" web site, apparently now restricted to UGLE members only LML in English will attempt to get a copy.
For information, the Grand Masters of the Grand Lodges of Ireland and Scotland have written to their Provinces and Districts announcing their suspended recognition of the GLNF. The Scottish letter is on the GL of Scotland website. For the moment nothing has been published on the GL of Ireland website."