Source: Communist Unity Convention: Official Report
Date: September 1920
Publisher: Communist Party of Great Britain
Transcription/Markup: Brian Reid
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Your Congress takes place on the anniversary of the horrible and memorable downfall of the Hungarian Soviet Republic. Exactly a year to-day Entente capitalism, under the direction of the English bourgeoisie and the Rumanian hordes, destroyed the Soviet régime. How could this happen? Only because the British proletariat had not rallied to the banner of the Third International; neither were the British masses sufficiently alive and interested in the revolutionary movement that is taking place. Had the Soviets survived in Hungary your Congress to-day would be a guarantee that we had in Great Britain an active and virile fighting organisation.
Hungary was given over to the rapacity of the White hordes, and with the help of the Entente, they organised their blood-lust officer troops; and amidst the diabolical laughter of the Entente officers our brave comrades were ruthlessly hung.
Comrades, we cannot expect anything more from you than an aggressive battle against your own bourgeoisie and suppressors.
Your freedom from the domination of capitalism is at the same time our freedom. The horrible atrocities committed by the White Guards are known to everyone, and can be proved by documentary and sworn evidence. Everyone knows it—only the British Government will not acknowledge it—even to-day, after irreproachable evidence, they trot out their “humane” phrase mongering. What cant! On the other hand the solidarity of the bourgeoisie is actively supporting the robber bands of that gentleman Horthy. We beg of you aggressively to pursue the promoters of this horrible White terror. Your battle will be watched with keen interest by millions of Hungarian workers. Your success and triumph will be acclaimed by hundreds of millions the world over.
For laying the foundation-stone of the British Soviet councils your work will not be better appreciated than by the Hungarian Socialist Information Bureau, Stockholm.