Just when you thought Comrade Delta aka Martin Smith of the UAF / SWP rape controversy had disappeared into communist obscurity. Lying low after single handedly bringing his own Sexist Wankers Party crashing down,in the aftermath of his SWP friends covering up 2 rape allegations up against him. Well he’s back….. having crawled out from the rock he was hiding under.
Already despised by patriots for being an anti British traitor and all round twatish behaviour such as stirring up hatred with his scaremongering to defending Muslim grooming gangs. After the rape incident, even large sections of the far left have turned on him also. He is now without doubt Britain’s most hated communist.
Worrying he has turned up at Liverpool Hope University putting female students at risk having the sexual predator around campus. Allegedly his PhD has been funded by Hope University where he has been taken onboard in some kind of lecturing capacity while he is studies there. How they can they ever trust Smith to be in a position where female students could approach him over work, leaving themselves vulnerable to potential sexual attack il never understand
Martin Smith Given PhD Place at Liverpool Hope University
Posted on 21 October 2013 by angrywomenguest
*Trigger warning- rape and sexual harassment.*
It has come to our attention that Martin Smith –who resigned from the Socialist Workers Party following rape and sexual harassment allegations– is now based in the Social Work department at Liverpool Hope University.
The accusations against Smith were covered up by an internal investigation from the party’s disputes committee. This was set up by the central committee – a body largely consisting of Smith’s friends – who at this point were referring to him as “Comrade Delta“. The specifics of the case and the handling of the case can be read here,
However, to summarise, not only were the survivors disbelieved and their cases not heard, but party leader and academic Alex Callinicos claimed that the party – and the wider movements of the working class generally – were being damaged by what he termed “creeping feminism“.
A faction was formed in opposition to the central committee, which led to the expulsion and resignation of dissenting members.
Martin Smith resigned from the party in July, after spending several weeks in Greece ‘researching’ for the party’s front campaign Unite Against Fascism.
Over the summer, there were rumours online that the children of party founder Tony Cliff were asking SWP members to donate to a fund for Martin Smith to study an MA.
It now seems that rather than have an educational ‘break’ funded directly by the SWP, Martin Smith has been awarded a funded PhD in the Social Work, Youth and Justice Department of Liverpool Hope University, which happens to be headed by fellow SWP member and Preston Councillor Michael Lavalette.
If Smith were searching for sympathetic academics to shelter him, Callinicos may have been a too obvious choice, while Lavalette might just have been expected to slip under the radar of ‘creeping feminism’.
Though the levels of student activism at Hope are depressingly low, the same is not true for feminist activism in the wider city. We have also been made aware of a poster campaign which took place at Hope last night, with the aim of informing female students of the danger on campus.
This is a danger which Professor Lavalette, as head of department, bears responsibility for bringing toHope, in a department which is supposed to have welfare as its primary concern.
The University have chosen to take on Martin Smith, despite the coverage of the case in the national press. This is arguably a significant breach of their duty of care, and will massively harm the University’s image. We call up on feminist activists nationwide to ensure that this man is unable to remain either at Hope or in in activist circles.
If anyone would like to get involved in building a campaign, please contact Delta.Removals2013@gmail.com