Bob Gould wrote: More recently, a group in Tasmania has left the DSP and
that departure may have been influenced by the issues raised by the
Loyal Opposition. Both the Loyal Opposition in Sydney and the group
have that has left the DSP in Tasmania have flagged their intention
of remaining in the Socialist Alliance.
I'm not sure how the alleged group that left the DSP in Tasmania could
possibly have flagged their intention of remaining in the Socialist Alliance
because such a group simply does not exist!! In fact the number of people
who have resigned or lapsed from the DSP in Hobart since the beginning of
2002 is precisely two (2). They each left around eight months apart for
personal reasons without making any significant political criticisms of the
party. One has since rejoined. Several others have joined in the same
period. At no time in the recent past has there been a split or "departure"
of a "group" in the Hobart branch of the DSP (the only DSP branch in
Tasmania). To write with such seeming certainty but to have got your facts
so blatantly wrong does raise questions to say the least.
Hobart DSP secretary