Given her government’s ability to make a dog’s breakfast of most things, it’s perhaps no surprise that Theresa May wanted to get a canine companion that might actually enjoy digesting it all. At one stage the prime minister had her heart set on a chocolate labrador puppy, supposedly to soften her image.
It's possible I have mentioned before that Brexit is boring, but it seems it is now government policy too. Theresa May has told her cabinet that Tory polling shows the public is not following the ins and outs of Brexit, and ordered her ministers to concentrate on the domestic agenda. One person who knows the PM well told me recently that she "comes alive and gets really animated" when discussing her mission to tackle burning injustices, whereas she sees Brexit as a "solemn but burdensome duty".
Michael Gove, the environment secretary, has angered cabinet colleagues by straying beyond his brief TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty ImagesMichael Gove faces a backlash from senior Tories who have accused him of using cabinet meetings to “audition” to be the next chancellor. The environment secretary has angered cabinet colleagues by straying beyond his brief in what is regarded as an attempt to persuade the prime minister to give him Philip Hammond’s job.
There are no Ronnies, or Musketeers or horsemen of the apocalypse. Cruella had no dalmations, Nena had no red balloons, no one sang Everybody Get Up.
And, according to Philip Hammond: “There are no unemployed people.”
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".