Nice try, Skeptic, so long after the events - which I witnessed and the above poster did not - but desperate and highly misleading.
You earlier tried to throw doubt on the unauthorised removal of CPB funds to the Morning Star - without a shred of evidence. Why so desperate to conceal the truth, which has been substantiated in every set of Morning Star accounts for a decade?
Up to half the EC forced out? Not true, in any respect at all. Not one EC member excluded from the EC or expelled. So, again, who's lying?
Now you also claim that many EC members "simultaneously" came to a decision to remove Hicks in 1998. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, eh? But here again, Skeptic reveals their own ignorance, dishonesty or both. Different EC members came to the conclusion that they should elect - yes, elect - a different General Secretary over a period of at least three years. In 1996, Hicks had only narrowly been re-elected over Richard Maybin (another Straight Lefter?!).
And Nick Wright and Andrew Murray played no significant role in the CPB during this period. Subsequently, they were elected to the EC. More recently, one has stood down and the other failed to be re-elected.
Next pathetic effort at rewriting history, Skeptic?