There are, and have been, some intelligent people in the SWP and they owe it to themselves to apply that intelligence. What’s wrong with the party is what’s wrong with the statist left in general and with all hierarchical organisations, especially those that boast they are serving the common good. It has been said that over a quarter of a million britons have at some time been members of the SWP – where are they now? If you really want socialism, socialise yourselves!
We don’t want no fucking rapist revolution!

Norfolk Community Action Group

Tom Walker, (now former) Socialist Worker journalist, argues that the time has come to leave the SWP

Martin Smith: cause of much controversy

The Socialist Workers Party is in deep crisis – as it has been for several months now. The reason is simple: an allegation of rape against Martin Smith, the then central committee member now referred to on some parts of the internet as comrade Delta, and the way it was handled by the party.

This case, as several speakers at conference noted, was in reality the sole reason for the four expulsions in the run-up to conference, the sole reason for the formation of two factions, and the sole reason for the split in the CC which resulted in an alternative slate being put to the conference, removing two CC members who had attempted to challenge the way the case was handled.

After much reflection, I have…

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