THE number of old ladies being helped to cross British streets has plummeted since Friday.
Across the country, elderly women on pavements have found it harder to appeal to the kindness of a young passer-by.
Seventy-nine-year-old Margaret Gerving, from Bristol, said: “I started off looking a bit helpless and then actively requested assistance. The first two young people ignored me. The third one said I should ‘phone Michael Gove’ and the fourth one told me to ‘piss up a rope’.
“They’re just assuming I voted ‘Leave’. They’re absolutely right, but they should at least ask me first.
“Young people in this country really don’t care about the interests of the elderly.”
Gerving added: “Eventually this Romanian chap helped me across the road. I made sure I kept a tight hold on my shopping bag.”