Apparently 310 000 young people who graduate from Universities in the North leave for London and the South. The Grauniad reports aren’t 100% about exactly what these folk do for a living once they get there, in reality I suspect they end up working in the same shitty call centres and financial services companies rather than the “vibrant creative industries” the Grauniad and others claim are still found in the capital.
BTW I was born in London and lived there (and also just outside in Reading, SE England) for much of my life; and quite frankly wouldn’t want to live there again.
This is one of the articles aimed at the Grauniad readers. Be aware though the two “young lasses” are not that young, they are nearly as old as myself and are writing about long gone “good times” from 1990s/early 00s. To be fair Helen Pidd does also write some decent articles about cycling, ironically it was riding a bike in London which made her decide to return to the North :laugh_at: