A few years ago David Davis looked a shoe-in to be chosen as leader of the British Conservative Party following the Tories third successive General Election defeat in 2005. Davis is about as far from the archetypal Tory that you can get. He grew up on a council estate the child of an unmarried mother, he left school at 16 and had no secondary education to speak of – he would have been the first every working class boy to lead the Conservative Party.
On 23rd June 2016 the British people voted by a narrow margin in a non-binding referendum to advise that the UK should leave the European Union. On 28th March this year I gave effect to this advice and triggered Article 50 to commence negotiations with the EU on withdrawal. The British Government has at all times to act in the interests of our people. Some decisions made will be popular – others not.
Former Taoiseach of Ireland Bertie Ahern recently rejected a suggestion that the country would follow the UK out of the European Union saying “We’re mad, but we’re not that mad”. It was a wonderfully funny and typically self-deprecating Irish remark! There has always been a hint of madness about many of the Irish that makes them, in turn, enchanting and terrifying. Gerry Moynihan’s brilliant new play Continuity gets to the heart of this paradox.
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".