In the latest edition of Party Notes the Socialist Workers Party has finally decided to tell their own members that:
There has been a lot of online comment about Martin Smith. We can confirm he has resigned from the party for reasons that he wishes to keep confidential but that he has shared with the Central Committee and the Disputes Committee.
We can also confirm that, as stated last week, the process of looking at the Disputes Committee procedures continues and there will be a report to the National Committee in September. It will then be open to debate throughout the party before, and then at the next conference.
After everything that has been going on this all seems a bit of an anti-climax to be honest, but it did prompt a rather odd letter from the "Facebook Four" that were expelled whilst all this was going on. The sent the following letter to the SWP:
I am really not sure what they seek to gain from this missive since they are all (?) involved in the newly founded International Socialist Network. As for signing the letter "in comradeship" the mind boggles at what sort of response they will get given all the ill-feeling resulting from the underhanded behaviour of the Professor and his "Lynch Mob"!
Rather tellingly "Justin T" comments over at Soviet Goon Boy
What the SWP needs is a code of conduct in regard of sexual matters and bullying that can highlight arbitrary and inappropriate behaviour from the CC.
The authoritarian nature of the rump SWP, let alone its' dismissal of the rights of women is clear for all to see. No one should touch them with a barge poll.