100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 21 January 1924

21 JANUARY 1924

Negotiations to prevent the threatened trouble on the railways were unsuccessful, and the members of the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen, in defiance of a recommendation by the General Council of the Trades Union Congress that offers by the companies be accepted and that notices be withdrawn, went on strike.

Two Liberal MPs, Brigadier General Spears and Sir Beddoc Rees, announced that their refusal to support the Socialist amendment against the Government.