The Socialist Workers Party and the Rape Committee: When organisations become cults « The Not So Big Society
SWP's Tom Walker: Why I am resigning - Communist Party of Great Britain
It seems the UK version of Rich Boy Barrett's outfit is in deep do-do over their "disputes committee" doing an investigation and kangaroo court over one of the organizations leadership being accused by another member of rape. Unsurprisingly, the toy tribunal found their mate on the central committee not guilty (one wonders what in gods name they would have done had they found him guilty - expelled him and called it a day?). This incident was not reported to police, and according to a very senior member who has left over the handling of this issue (second link) there is significant pressure on members not to place their trust in "borgeois institutions" such as police or courts...
Am I way out in thinking that this is cultish and dangerous behaviour? What are the nature of the links between the Irish SWP (/PBP/Enough Campaign/etc, etc) and their UK comrades? Does the Irish iteration also operate such a "disputes committee"? If so, does it deem itself qualified to investigate and rule on criminal matters within its own ranks?