There is nothing official in what I’m writing now and none of the Brethren I’ve spoken to are prepared to be quoted. But …
A number of English Brethren, living in England, members of English Lodges, but also active members of the GLNF and of GLNF Lodges, have been contacted by their PGMs in England asking them to stop attending their Lodge meetings in France. These contacts are not isolated and they have come from several PGMs. We can only conclude that an official "unofficial decision" has been made fairly high up the UGLE ladder to begin to isolate the English Brethren of the GLNF. Is it the first tiny step to withdraw recognition of the GLNF ? I don’t know.
We know that the Grand Lodge of the UGLE met yesterday in London. Very little information is forthcoming. However we can report that, and we quote a PGM who was present at the meeting, “the UGLE is gravely concerned about the situation with the Grande Loge Nationale Française and, as such, Lodges in the United Kingdom can take French members as guests, but under no circumstances are any British Masons to attend Lodge meetings in France” !!!
This would tend to confirm what we have suspected over the past week or so. Thank you, Mr Stifani, for putting us “up the proverbial creek without means of locomotion” !!!