Street party reminded me of bygone era

European workers including nurses, social workers and teaching assistants protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London before lobbying MPs over their right to remain in the UK.  Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

RICK JACKSON: Why aren’t we on the streets protesting about Brexit?

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When I was an ’orrible teenager glued to the gogglebox, my dad would warn me ‘too much watching television and you’ll become square-eyed’.

Well with wide-screen TV I must be on the way to becoming oblong-eyed.

I was in full couch potato mode last weekend watching the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The divine double D dumplings bristled with pride to see our Queen stand for hours, waving endlessly – and she’s 86. Fantabuloso.

I did escape for a few hours on Sunday. I was invited to the Cadnum Road street party in Eastney.

Call me old-fashioned dear, but I love to see neighbours get together enjoying themselves.

It reminded me of a bygone age of nipping next door to ‘borrow’ a cup of sugar.

Not the done thing in the new-builds.