Another Mullin nugget from his political diaries (1994-1999) "A Walk On Part" at a time when he chaired the Home Affairs Select Committee and succeeded in getting it to investigate Freemasons, with his own personal interest in police lodges and similar.
19 February 1997. "We had our first Freemason to the select committee this afternoon. Sir Ian Percival, a former Solicitor General. An amiable, complacent old buffer who assured us that everything was for the best in this best of all possible worlds. I managed to get under his skin and he accused me of being smug, which is a bit rich."