For 280 days the truce has held. The mute loyalty of chastened centrist Labour MPs to the man who defied their expectations to win millions more votes on June 8 has been sustained. Tongues bitten, eyes discreetly rolled, criticism confined to secret WhatsApp groups. But the people who didn't think that he should be Labour leader in 2015 or in 2016 and didn't think he should be prime minister in 2017 had not changed their minds.
Normally when the chancellor comes after the last penny in your pocket it is a figure of speech. Now it seems Philip Hammond wants to take every last one pence and two pence coin. This is extreme penny pinching. There are some 11 billion 1p and almost seven billion 2p coins in circulation. The problem is that 60 per cent of new coins fall out of circulation after they have been used just once, put into piggy banks or, in 8 per cent of cases, thrown away.
Something strange is happening in Westminster. Or, to be more precise, nothing is happening in Westminster. No votes for a week, no big rebellions or new plots or explosive rows. All is becalmed. Brexit has fallen over over everything else like a blanket of snow, both leaders apparently having convinced their own sides that, for the time being at least, they know what they are doing. Voters are less sure.
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".