They called it “Tory Glastonbury” – but it was more like a therapy session. In a garden in the Berkshire countryside, roughly 200 politicians, businessmen and think tankers gathered yesterday for the Big Tent Ideas Festival. The aim was to identify where the Conservatives have gone wrong – and how on earth they can put it right. The event, created and curated by the Tory MP George Freeman, was genuinely inspiring. Yet I left it more uncertain about the party’s future than ever.
This is an experimental feature. Give us your feedback. Thank you for your feedback. Short of placing an amateur busker in every carriage of the Underground, Sadiq Khan could have done little to infuriate more Londoners, more quickly. When Transport for London, an independent regulator overseen by the mayor, announced that Uber’s operating licence would not be renewed, the reaction was swift. “Brilliant victory for unions, labour movement and London’s cabbies.
Theresa May has just delivered the speech that both Britain and Europe needed to hear. The problem is that they needed to hear it a year ago. In her remarks in Florence, Mrs May did two important things. The first is that she praised the Europeans to high heavens.
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".