The British general strike of May 1926 was one of the great events in working-class history. Its consequences were felt far beyond Britain, in far-off Russia and by Communist Parties all over the world.
It was a great working-class defeat. It was an unnecessary defeat brought about by the treachery of the leaders of the British trade union movement.
The history of the bourgeoisie for hundreds of years past is the history of states in which they rule, deeds that some of them have successfully done, victories that they have won.
The history of the working class and of its parties is mainly the