This is an experimental feature. Give us your feedback. Thank you for your feedback. When Theresa May took office in July 2016, she set up the Department for Exiting the EU, a new ministry to co-ordinate Whitehall’s preparations for Brexit. A year later, serious questions are being asked about whether the 500-strong body serves any purpose. Doubts over Dexeu’s future escalated this week with the overhaul of the role played by Olly Robbins, the UK’s leading civil servant on Brexit.
Britain and the European Commission have been engaged in more angry exchanges on Brexit this week. One issue on which Brussels has been particularly keen to vent its fury is the UK’s thinking over the future of the Northern Irish border. On August 16, the British government published a position paper on Ireland, its first formal statement on how it sees one of Brexit’s most intractable challenges. The issue is complex. Britain wants to end membership of Europe’s customs union after Brexit.
When MPs return to the Commons on Tuesday, they will begin a new and unpredictable chapter in the Brexit saga. For much of the past year, Theresa May and her allies have sought to keep a tight grip on Brexit policy at home, trying to dictate the terms and timing of Britain’s departure. As we saw with the debate on the Article 50 bill earlier this year, MPs and peers have been largely supine, approving her plans with barely a murmur. Now, however, things look more complicated.
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".