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They conceived Russia's leaders as exploiting industrial strife as a means of paving the way for a Bolshevik-type seizure of power by their dupes, a minority of misguided or corrupt trouble-makers, while the mass of ordinary British workers inertly followed, too stupid to realise how they were being used. It was a picture of the industrial situation in Britain false in almost every respect. The big men in Russia certainly welcomed the General Strike, like every other symptom of working-class unrest in the capitalist world, especially after so much disappointment over the failure of general revolution to break out in Europe at the end of the war.
He called the Bolsheviks a 'colony of lepers', who would contaminate revolution-prone Paris with their infections. If Lloyd George must proceed with his schemes, he suggested a meeting place on the island of Prinkipo in the Sea of Marmora, which the Turks used as a refuge for lost dogs. The Bolsheviks, though never officially informed of the Prinkipo idea, got to hear of it and agreed to go. The White groups in Siberia, Archangel and southern Russia, with their spokesmen under French patronage in Paris, did not and the whole idea went into limbo.
R. Campbell, then the acting editor of the Workers' Weekry for publishing an article on 25 July urging soldiers not to use their weapons 'in a class or military war'. The Campbell case was used by the Conservative Opposition (and Liberals in the Commons supporting the government largely acquiesced) to press their longstanding argument that the Labour party was 'soft' on communism and would open the floodgates to revolution if entrusted with power. The government were defeated on a censure motion at the end of September by a Commons vote of 364 to 191.