The brain drain continues…

It might just be me but there doesn’t seem to be the same old frisson between Gregory Campbell and John O’Dowd, as they do an impersonation of pre Chuckle brothers production. Malachi O’Doherty questions several parties’ tactics of using ministerial offices to get favoured sons and daughters into Westminster. Interesting piece on the migrant graduates that leave for England. According to Reg Empey 26% leave NI (including the Republic), and 1/3 come back. Of those remaining a further 10% will leave after graduates. Protestants are still leaving at the rate of 2/1. He flags up research due on that before the end of the year. He wants to attract graduates back, with most graduate jobs stacked up in the public sector, accessing high quality private sector jobs is likely to be the real question…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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