An Englishwoman and Northern Irishwoman walk into a deal, and the Scots and Welsh didn't find the joke very funny. Theresa May was humiliated when the election result delivered a hung parliament. Now, almost three weeks and £1 billion later, she has struck a deal with the DUP to get her back where she started in April: with a majority of just over a dozen and Brexit looking precarious.
Working in No 10 should be a big deal: serving the prime minister and the nation, shaping policy that will have an impact on every person in the country, walking the corridors in the footsteps of political giants. But would you give up a successful career for a job in Theresa May's Downing Street, while everyone else speculates about the clock ticking on her premiership? "She could resign while you're working out your notice before you even get through the door," says one Whitehall insider.
Exactly one year ago, Britain decided to take the leap. On June 23, 2016, 17.4 million people voted to leave the European Union. It triggered an amazing chain of events, from the resignation of David Cameron and Labour’s shadow cabinet walkout, to the circular firing squad of the Tory leadership and Theresa May’s emergence as the only grown-up left to sort things out. (That seems a long time ago.) At that point no one knew what leaving the EU would actually mean.
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".