Mervyn King encouraged Tony Blair to open the doors to immigration from eastern Europe without any transitional controls, according to a former senior diplomat who claims the decision partly drove the Brexit vote more than a decade later. Sir Ivan Rogers, who went on to be David Cameron’s leading adviser on Europe and then Britain’s EU ambassador, called it “an under-appreciated irony” that King – who eventually became a vocal Eurosceptic – was a strong advocate of the move.
For Philip Hammond it is hard to see Wednesday 22 November as anything other than a lose-lose moment. In this budget – his first financial statement since the Conservatives were stripped of their majority in June’s general election – the chancellor is faced with a string of unenviable tasks. First, he is determined to maintain his reputation as “fiscal Phil” who, sources say, wants the budget to be first and foremost dominated by the principle of “sound money”.
PMQs - Snap verdict: Who cares, really, given it’s budget day, which will be something of a relief to Corbyn, who didn’t really cause May much trouble. She made a crass error in her final reply, but otherwise she brushed aside Corbyn’s attacks on Brexit and on tax avoidance with surprising ease. Surprising, because Corbyn was raising an issue, Brexit and Ireland, where the government’s position is extraordinarily weak.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
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
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
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".