The thing that struck me about the rape allegations in the Socialist Workers Party is that, allowing for scale and power, it dealt with them in pretty much the same way as the CPC would against similar charges against its members, starting with the idea that the duly constituted legal authorities are simply not worthy to examine the matter.
On the other hand, the CPC does have CDIC. Since it claims to be the largest far left party in the UK, couldn’t it spare a few of the comrades to lock this Martin Smith fellow in the room above a pub for six months and make him write continual confessions and then hand him over to the cops?
It’s true that the CPC has 83 million members and the SWP has somewhat fewer. That’s the advantage of seizing power and crafting your nation into nascent superpower status. So perhaps the argument here is that everybody should forget about uit and work harder for the revolution. Come to think of it, that is the argument here.