The House of Lords met yesterday to challenge ministers on proposed amendments to the Licensing Act 2003, a piece of legislation described as ‘fundamentally flawed’ by the Lords Licensing Act committee. While the Lords’ legislative scrutiny report was originally published in April – assessing the effectiveness of the Act 11 years after it came into force – the Government’s response to it was published last month.
So, we are to get a new Food and Drink Sector Council. It’s news you’d be forgiven for having missed amidst Brexit wrangles and regal nuptials. But last week the government seemed to make good on promises made back in January and released further details of its post-Brexit Industrial Strategy in a white paper ‘Building a Britain fit for the future’. And our industry got a special mention.
We asked you what 10 questions you’d like to put to Tim Martin, outspoken MD of JD Wetherspoon. Here’s what you came back with, and here’s what he said…1. Do you think the Brexit stalemate is hurting businesses? And is it turning out how you expected? I think Brexit is a big plus for business overall. Because democracy and prosperity are very closely linked, and the EU is becoming undemocratic… unelected presidents, a pseudo parliament and so on.
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".