The idea that reform within the Police Federation is being thwarted by a body of Freemasons is laughable and suggests an unbelievable element of will and inﬂuence from an organisation that is non-political,non-religious, values integrity and up holds the law. There is absolutely no reason why police ofﬁcers should not be a Freemason, particularly given our shared values of integrity and service to the community.
Dr David Staples,United Grand Lodge of England, The Times
I have nothing at all against special constables. But let’s just pause for a moment and consider what kind of person would volunteer to be a Border Force ofﬁcer.
Farah Mendlesohn, Stoke-on Trent, The Guardian
Dr David Staples also appeared on the Talk Radio drive time show last evening – it can be accessed on the following link http://talkradio.co.uk/radio/listen-again/1515168000# and is 6 minutes in at 18.06..
Read more here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42579064