The European Commission announced today that "enough progress" had been made to move on to the second round of Brexit talks, meaning a deal has been reached over the Irish border. The talks can now move on to the future of trade after Brexit. Addressing a press conference, the prime minister Theresa May said the deal would "Secure the rights of three million EU citizens living in the UK" who would "be able to go on living as before," and added "there will be no hard border in Northern Ireland."
The promotion of Theresa May’s chief whip Gavin Williamson to the prized role of defence secretary hasn’t gone down well with some of her MPs, party insiders told BuzzFeed News. The shock resignation of Sir Michael Fallon after allegations of improper behaviour opened up a big role in cabinet, and Williamson wasn’t one of the names floated as a potential replacement. Some insiders were stunned when Williamson’s name was announced on Thursday morning.
On the surface, the battle lines at Tory conference were plain for all to see. Theresa vs Boris. Boris vs the soft Brexiteers, then Boris vs Priti Patel, then Boris vs pretty much anyone you cared to mention. The Tories vs Corbyn. The Tories vs the internet firms. The Tories vs their bleak future. But there was one more tussle, and it might rumble on longer than any of the above. One side of the row found its most explicit voice in Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson’s speech.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".