The General Stike 1926

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When was the General Strike?
the 3rd-12th May 1926
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What were the two long term casues of the General stike?
-1919 Sankey Commission on coal which recommends 'nationalisation', -1924 Dawes Plan- German coal mines recover and more competition
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What were the three short term causes of the General Strike?
-1925Return Gold Standard +coal exports dearer,31st July1925- RedFriday-unions back miners' strike + gov agrees to 9 month subsidy+ commission of enquiry,-Samuel Commission-long term changes, short term pay cuts wages- Miners resist- ask TUC for help
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What are the two immediate cuases of the General Strike?
1st May 1626,- TUC agrees to a General Strike, 2nd May- Negotiation between the TUC and Government break down,
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What was the striker's moto created by who?
'Not a minute of the day, not a penny of the pay' by Cook.
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What was Churchills attitude towards the Genera; Strike?
He believed it threatened British power and saw it as a struggle between the traditional values of democracy and constitutional Government
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Who did Churchill believe started the strike?
Communists
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What newspaper was Churchill in charge of?
The British Gazette
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What arguments did he put on the British Gazette about the Strike?
-It was Bolshevik inspired, -Resistance to the strike was justified however violent, -Strike leader should be held responsible financially for losses,
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Which party, other than communists, did he say were using the strike?
Labour leaders who were wild socialists using the strike ofr political purposes,
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What criticised Churchills views and two examples?
Newspapers such as the British Worker and the New Statesman
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What did the New Statesman state that Churchill said about the General Strike?
'A little blood letting'
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Who else criticsed Churchill and what did they describe him as?
David Lloyd George who described it as 'an indescretion, clothed in the tawdry garb of third rate journalism
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What were four attempts by churchill at conciliation?
-Churchill persuaded Labour leader Ramsey McDonald to negotiate on his behalf with Ministers to start negotiations with owners, -Supported1927 Trade Disputes Act which made sympathetic strikes illegal but unhappy with treatment miners,
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What were four attempts by churchill at conciliation? (2)
-Gets miners to negotiate pay on a national basis which was better than local, -Churchill wanted an imposed settlement to help Miners get back to work- didnt return till Autumn,
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