Lisa Leysen, digital marketer, 27. Belgian, in the UK for two yearsToday seems to be a breakthrough, but the UK might change its mind again on what has been discussed, especially if the EU does something that would impact the UK in a bad way, and the same goes for the EU. Nothing seems certain yet. I’ve been concerned since the day Brexit was on the agenda and I think I will be until we know in detail what the rights of EU citizens will be for sure. We need to know exactly what will happen and when.
I shop at Lidl and Asda and consider myself a savvy shopper on a budget, as I’m on minimum wage. Butter has gone up by 40%, but it a little luxury I do not want to give up. Meat has increased so much that I rarely buy it and make do with very cheap chicken or pork shoulder – lamb and beef joints are out of the question, so I use minced beef and burgers from Lidl.
Democrats won big in electoral races across the US on Tuesday, marking the party’s first major victory since the election of Donald Trump a year ago. The results were viewed as a backlash to Trump and a shift in American politics. We asked Guardian readers for their reaction – below is a selection of responses. In Virginia, I believe the results were more about a negative reaction to hostile campaigns, and less about a big shift in parties.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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