I am advised that Martin Smith, the current National Secretary of the SWP is stepping down from that role, ostensibly to bolster the industrial and anti-fascist work of the SWP. Maybe so. However an e-mail sent to me from a concerned SWP member suggests that there may be other additional reasons.
I believe it would be wrong at this stage to have any sort of discussion on a public website. But the SWP’s conference starts next weekend. Hopefully behind closed doors that organisation can have a frank and private discussion, and comrades may want to question the official explanation.