It all started so well. The much vaunted "special relationship" between the UK and US was confirmed in the most affectionate way. Theresa May was not only the first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump just days after his inauguration as president, but to ensure she didn't slip on a ramp at the White House, he gallantly took her hand. That moment in January sent commentators and opposition politicians into a spin, with critics suggesting it showed the relationship had become too close.
Speaking in Florence, Theresa May will for the first time explicitly outline her plans for a transition period after departure that could see the UK pay at least 20bn euros to the EU.But what else could we expect?Likely is her first admission that the UK will ask the EU for as long as two years to make our complete exit.Two years during which we might pay billions to keep our existing ties with the single market.
On the Daily Politics show earlier, Financial Times journalist Sebastian Payne said choosing which party to back was like "an ugly baby contest" for the paper.In an editorial, the FT says it backs the Conservatives as "a safer bet" amid "uncertainty at home and abroad" but declares: "In these circumstances, it is a sad indictment on the state of Britain that neither of the main party leaders is particularly impressive.
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".