Mummy, what’s social mobility…

Fresh from the mouth of Westmonster… What is it? The Sutton Trust, writing nearly three years ago defined it as:

“It captures the degree of equality in life chances – the extent to which a person’s circumstances during childhood are reflected in their success in later life, or on the flip-side, the extent to which individuals can make it by virtue of their own talents, motivation and luck.”

In Northern Ireland, Unionists generally think social mobility is a good thing, Nationalists prefer not to the think about it at all… Unless, of course, you know better?

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