They tell their story on their website.
We set out here details of key events that have poisoned the atmosphere on the Birmingham Left since the autumn of 2001. There seems to be a misconception as to what has happened, so we feel it is time to put the record straight. At the heart of the problems in Birmingham has been the behaviour of key SWP members. The Left outside Labour in Birmingham had been united as never before during the 2001 General Election campaign. But this completely unravelled during and after the Afghan war and the situation has continued to deteriorate ever since.
1. The 5th February 2002 General Meeting of Birmingham Stop the War Coalition (BSTWC) and its Aftermath
2. The BTUC Teach-In on Iraq and Palestine on Sunday 6th April 2003
3. Birmingham Socialist Alliance AGM on 1st July 2003
4. Socialist Alliance National Council in Birmingham on 19th July 2003
Details on the Birmingham website: http://web.bham.ac.uk/sue_blackwell/politics/swp.html
Former Birmingham Stop The War Coalition and Socialist Alliance