Since Britain voted to leave the EU a year ago, leading Remainers have expressed concern about what Brexit might mean for the UK economy. But most of them have been cautious about rejecting the voters’ referendum decision outright. Business leaders may be worried about what departure from the EU will mean for their companies; but they insist that the solution lies with agreeing a lengthy post-Brexit transition rather than rejecting Brexit altogether.
Theresa May became Conservative leader and prime minister a year ago. It is hard to think of many modern British leaders (Anthony Eden certainly, John Major perhaps) who have been humbled as dramatically as the current premier so soon after entering Number 10. For much of the past year, Mrs May has taken a hard view of Brexit, committing to end membership of Europe’s single market and customs union and to leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.
Britain and the EU will hold the next round of formal talks on Brexit next week. Some EU diplomats believe the encounter on July 17 could be a stormy one. Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, is pressing the British to respond to the demand that it must pay a “financial settlement” to Brussels on leaving the bloc. But, as of Friday, David Davis, the Brexit minister, had still not presented a formal paper on the issue to Mr Barnier.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".