Re: EU big, EU right
... and this drain to the continent and prejudice of German-based management to German and French speakers was going to be less if we had remained?
It seems to me that Brexit provides a golden opportunity to call out the EU on the discriminatory practices you highlight and get some redress if we are to stay in the club.
However higher education is funded (debts currently) it occurs to me that we could attempt to stem the flow of qualified folk leaving by investing properly in vital industries and having some programme of debt repayment in areas of vital skills, science, engineering, teaching, medical etc in exchange for service. After say 5 - 10 years, a qualified person should be debt free and free to go wherever they like, but hopefully by that point they'll be part of something bigger and meaningful and will choose to stay. By contrast, those that choose to work for other countries should have higher debt repayment schedules (expressed not as a penalty but as a lack of a concession that a UK worker would receive).
You've highlighted a problem, what's your solution? In the EU or out of the EU is just geography.