Quotation by A.J. Balfour

The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.
A.J. (Arthur James) Balfour (1848–1930), British Conservative politician, prime minister. Speech, May 7, 1926.

Five days later, the Trades Unions Congress was forced to call off the General Strike, which, though bringing the country to a virtual standstill, was unable to prevent volunteers from manning essential services.
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