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Impeachment: “Democrats can dance like Beyoné” – Leader of the house

Today in history

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean that the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest, most recent history as it happens, we intend to bring you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

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This is why Jacinda & Goff hate Molyneux

Audio: Mitchell & Hosking on our face of the day

Mike Hosking.

Audio starts at 7.45

Sledge of the day

Today’s sledge of the day goes to National’s leader Simon Bridges…

She [Marama Davidson] is too concerned about the c-word and not so concerned about the seafood.

Sledge is at approx 12:12 Credit: Katb for the research

Whaleoil book review: 75 (NZ) Squadron history

This book review is a little different as one of the authors, Chris Newey sent the below information and the link for purchase to a couple of our Oilers.

Hi [redacted}

You may have seen it already on Facebook but just to let you know that the new 75 (NZ) Squadron history (soft cover edition) is now published and available on Amazon:

It?s been very exciting seeing the?book?come together, and although I haven?t seen a physical copy yet, I?m sure it will be of great interest to the 75 (NZ) Squadron community.

As well as 300 pages of text, based on the squadron Operational Record?Books, it contains almost 400 photographs, the most comprehensive pictorial record of the squadron to date.?

Popeye features in quite a few places! Thanks again for your help in putting this collection together.?

Best regards,


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Book Review: Boyd the fighter pilot who changed the art of war

Here is a book that few would know about.

John Boyd The Fighter Pilot who changed the art of war. He was maybe the best fighter pilot of his time. He also designed the F16

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Audio: Mike Hosking on the ‘housing crisis’ & more

Mike Hosking.

Mike Hosking has a BRILLIANT explanation of the “housing crisis” He also makes a great comparison between Karel Sroubek?and the restaurant family.

It’s all on in Downing st

Theresa May and her husband Philip John arrive for the concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg

As taken from Lab Tested’s comment in the General debate:

The No Confidence Vote on Theresa May started at 7 am NZ time and will be completed by 9 am NZ time. The results will immediately be counted, verified and announced.

She needs a simple majority of Conservative party MP?s who decide to vote

Reuters explains

If May wins, she remains in office and cannot be challenged again for 12 months. If she loses, she must resign and is barred from standing in the leadership election that follows. However, a significant mutiny could make her leadership untenable.
It?s a secret ballot, so anything can happen. Even if she wins, the size of the No Confidence vote will be important as it will be difficult for her to get any Brexit deal past Parliament if a significant number of her party have lost confidence in her.

If every single Conservative MP votes, then the winning line is 158. The No Confidence vote was triggered by letters of No Confidence from 48 back-bench MP?s. So NO is already 30% of the way there.

It will be an interesting morning. The future of Britain and Europe is unfolding as we watch.