"It's too late. The emergency glass has been broken and the button has been pressed." That was what one senior financier told me at a recent dinner when I asked him about his Brexit contingency plans. It was a view widely shared around a table of banking, insurance and private equity top brass. The majority of the fifteen or so said they were planning for a no deal, no transition, cliff-edge scenario. "It's the only sensible thing we can do given the progress made so far," said another.
BA's computer failure or the chaotic opening of Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Lufthansa's seemingly endless industrial disputes or the Delta incident that saw a passenger assaulted on camera. But the performance and profitability of these companies since, suggests these mistakes did not leave a permanent mark. Is this latest Ryanair incident different? Will the combination of unhappy customers, and the increased cost of retaining pilots, harm the very business model of the airline itself?
Business leaders who employ around one million workers in the UK and EU will sign a letter this weekend, imploring both sides of the Brexit negotiations to expedite a transitional deal. A draft of the letter, seen by the BBC, urges negotiators to clarify the rights of UK and EU citizens working abroad by October. It also calls for real progress towards future arrangements by the end of 2017. The leaders said a deal was imperative to safeguard jobs and investment.
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".