Boris Johnson has increased cabinet tensions ahead of a crunch meeting this week after warning that the UK could become a “vassal state” if it accepts EU plans for Brexit. The Foreign Secretary said he wanted a “liberal Brexit” in which the UK could reject new EU rules after 29 March 2019. But on Saturday, Chancellor Philip Hammond said the UK would pursue a two-year transition phase that would “effectively replicate the status quo”.
Ex-Cabinet minister Michael Heseltine has said those Tories who are pushing for a hard Brexit have “betrayed the achievements” of Conservative governments going back to the 1950s. Writing exclusively for The Independent , the former deputy prime minister levelled his attack against Brexiteers whom he said had been on the fringe of his party for years.
The man who masterminded Leave’s victory in the referendum campaign has accused “zombie” remainers of a trying to overturn Brexit. Writing exclusively for The Independent, Matthew Elliott said people calling for a second referendum were hiding what he called a “shoddy plot” behind their “high sounding motives”. The campaigner who led the Vote Leave drive to pull Britain out of the European Union, argued that a second referendum would incentivise the EU to give the UK a more punitive deal.
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".