“Thank You For Calling”: The Hidden Face Of The UK Premium Rate Phone Industry.

As from January of this year, around 14 million British Telecom (BT) customers no longer have to pay for telephoning 0845 or 0870 from their landlines. This represents a saving of  between 1.96p and 5.88p per minute plus a 6.85p ‘connection fee’ each time they call either of these numbers. It doesn’t apply, though , […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on January 30th, 2009 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Invisible At 60? The Mobilisation Of Britain’s ‘Grey Vote’.

The renowned British poet, T.S.Eliot, once commented that ‘The young feel tired at the end of an action. The old at the beginning’. This doesn’t seem to have applied,  however, to the 94-year-old man from Harlow (Essex) who recently fought off a burglar by punching him in the face. The intruder (in his late ‘20′s) […]

Filed under: Politics | Posted on January 25th, 2009 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Evolution of Latin American “Protest Music”

From Victor Jara to Shakira. The Evolution of Latin American “Protest Music”. Please click here to read the article.

Filed under: Society | Posted on January 19th, 2009 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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