How far was the government to blame for the general strike of 1926?
The general strike took place in 1926; It had lasted 9 days from 4 May 1926 to 13 May 1926. It was called by the general council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in an unsuccessful attempt to force the British government to act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for coal miners. There are many reasons for the causes of the General strike including; the government, the TUC; Coal mines and the return of the gold standard.
The most significant cause of the General strike in 9126 is the Government. The conservative party who was run under the power of Stanley Baldwin contributed immensely to the General strike and could be said to escalate what was happening. Baldwin who was known for his lack of strength in comparison to Lloyd George did not handle the General strike very well; For instance, when the government offered the miners subsidy to bring their wages back up to the previous level, they only offered it for a small amount of time and did not meet the needs of the miners which in turn accumulated the situation and caused what is now known as 'Red Friday' as it is seen...