It was foreseeable. Firstly the Swiss set the ball rolling last Saturday, followed yesterday by the joint communiqué announcing the definitive withdrawal of GLNF Recognition by Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland. This morning we learn that the National Grand Lodge of Poland has decided to sever all ties with the GLNF. Others will follow shortly, not only on continental Europe, but perhaps across the Channel and even on the other side of the Atlantic.
Tomorrow the UGLE is holding its quarterly meeting of the Board of General Purposes in London. In the light of the 6 withdrawals of Recognition it is inevitable that the situation in France will be discussed. Let us not forget that early in July the UGLE will hold its annual tripartite meeting with the Grand Lodges of Ireland and Scotland. The outcome of that meeting last year was the suspension of relations with the GLNF by all 3. The ridiculous upshot of the suspension was Ephesse’s backdating of an e-mail to July 14th in an attempt to make believe that he had suspended relations with the UGLE.