PHILIP HAMMOND got a double boost today as borrowing tumbled and the pound soared. Government borrowing has plunged by a third - reaching the lowest levels since before the credit crisis a decade ago. Within hours, the Treasury’s independent forecasters, the Office for Budget Responsibility, were forced to admit their gloomy predictions just two months ago appeared to be wrong.
UNDER-PRESSURE Transport Secretary Chris Grayling last night admitted taxpayers WILL be left out of pocket by the East Coast Main Line fiasco. He told MPs it was inevitable the Government wouldn’t make as much money as expected because Stagecoach and Virgin would be allowed to hand back the franchise in 2020 – three years early. Stagecoach and Virgin promised to hand the Government £3 billion in premium payments during the 8 year lifetime of the East Coast deal in 2015.
JEREMY Corbyn’s fiercest Labour ally sparked ridicule by saying the party leader was better than WW2 hero Clement Attlee. Appearing on Kremlin-backed Russia Today, arch left winger Chris Williamson said Mr Corbyn was “the best leader that this party has ever had”. He said: “I think Jeremy given the opportunity will be a great Prime Minister and will absolutely transform this country."
Best for Britain on the Govt's Fake News Dept announcement: "We look forward to the investigation in to Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and David Davis for misleading the people on extra money for the NHS and non-existent impact assessments."
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".