Westminster has not one but 2 Freemason lodges. Why?

automaticforthepeople

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Supposedly the function of freemasonry is to raise funds for brethern who fall on hard times. However the emergence of not one but 2 lodges at work at the mother of parliaments would suggest otherwise. How many brethern who work in Westminster can credibly claim to have fallen on hard times?

Why should members of the commons not have to declare membership of freemasonry on the list of members interests?
Is it now time to start hand wringing rather than hand shaking?


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/04/two-freemasons-lodges-operating-secretly-at-westminster
 


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According to the article one is for journalists and the other is for politicans and Westminster staff, because the former couldn't trust the latter to keep what was said in the lodge in the lodge.

Freemasonry was the playpin of the upper class from the 18th to at least the mid-20 century, much like Parliament so it's unsurprising that they is a lodge for MPs and peers. I guess that the handful who are members are in the main privately educated Tory MPs and privately educated conservaitve journalists working for the likes of the Times and the Spectators.
 

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Wanna guess who else has a lodge in Westminster...
 

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Supposedly the function of freemasonry is to raise funds for brethern who fall on hard times. However the emergence of not one but 2 lodges at work at the mother of parliaments would suggest otherwise. How many brethern who work in Westminster can credibly claim to have fallen on hard times?

Why should members of the commons not have to declare membership of freemasonry on the list of members interests?
Is it now time to start hand wringing rather than hand shaking?


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/04/two-freemasons-lodges-operating-secretly-at-westminster
The question should be why not.

Why would it matter if they had 10 lodges at Westminster?

Why should Mp's have to declare membership of the masons.

I am a mason myself and can't see what contradiction their would be.
 

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Supposedly the function of freemasonry is to raise funds for brethern who fall on hard times. However the emergence of not one but 2 lodges at work at the mother of parliaments would suggest otherwise. How many brethern who work in Westminster can credibly claim to have fallen on hard times?

Why should members of the commons not have to declare membership of freemasonry on the list of members interests?
Is it now time to start hand wringing rather than hand shaking?


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/04/two-freemasons-lodges-operating-secretly-at-westminster
Pro Treaty

and

Anti Treaty...:cool:
 

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I don't see what all the fuss is about. Within a couple of years, as the Brexit farce takes it's toll, there won't be any masons working in the UK.
 

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Pro Treaty

and

Anti Treaty...:cool:
Which treaty? The Treaty of Utrecht?

In fairness is it not symptomatic with how out of touch Westminster is that grown men prioritise pulling up one trouser leg and put on a blindfold to dance around in a circle while someone reads something from ancient Egypt when there is a country to be run?
 

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