Role of government, and TUC in the general strike


The Role of the Media, Government and TUC in the strike 

Government Response 

  • Established their own political press, The British Gazette to try and discredit the unions 
  • on 5 of may middle and upper class volunteers went into action, 300,000 to 500,000 middle and upper class volunteers, London Underground operated by 2,000 cambridge volunteers 
  • Also government got civil constabulary, in plymouth 2 battleships deployed 20,000 volunteers 
  • Also very tough on strikers, clashes in Glasgow and Plymouth, overall 1,760 strikers arrested 
  • Governmet also very


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