Mudcat Café message #806803 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52597   Message #806803
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
19-Oct-02 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: McAlpine's Fusiliers
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: McAldine's Fusileers
"However he loved his money and hired thousands of Paddies because he knew they were the best workers"

Try telling that to any Scottish or English building-trade craftsman.

The reason McAlpine and many employers before him hired Irish workers was because they were prepared to work for rates which the indigenous workers wouldn't have tolerated for one moment.