If Labour want to balance Britain's books if elected next year, it cannot afford to rush into renewing the Trident nuclear system. The case for delaying the renewal and changing how our nuclear weapons defence works is greater than ever.
As the horrific news keeps coming in from the terrorist attack in Nice in southern France many will ask how Western societies can protect themselves from Islamic State-inspired terrorism. But it is worth remembering that just a week ago 300 people were blown up in Baghdad. The West isn't the only target of terrorists.
Britain used to take international affairs and our relationship with other countries with the seriousness it deserved. But with just two strokes of her pen, May has returned Britain to its newly-found status as an international joke.
I like Bernie Sanders. I agree with much of what he stands for: that the influx of big money has corrupted American democracy, the deregulation of Wall St. has only increased inequality, and the rich have only gotten richer while middle class incomes have stagnated. The working class are now even worse off.
Imagine the furore if a candidate for Mayor of London praised someone who openly defends the Taliban. Imagine a candidate openly campaigning with a man who has been labelled an "apologist" for the Taliban because, after visiting Malala Yousafzai, in hospital, he said those who are fighting against foreign occupation in Afghanistan are fighting a holy war.
There have been four big terrorist attacks in the past fortnight, and they are starting to skew our perception. Istanbul was hit on on 19th March, Brussels on 22nd March, Iskandariyah (Iraq) on 25th March and Lahore on the 27th.
When Penguin abruptly accepted defeat in an Indian court and withdrew a controversial book a fortnight ago, the backlash was so ferocious it took almost everyone by surprise. A small, hardline Hindu group said it had found the book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, by the academic Wendy Doniger offensive towards their religion, forcing the mighty conglomerate to retreat in the face of a lawsuit.
By all accounts, the death of shopkeeper Asad Shah on Thursday night in Glasgow was alleged to be related to his background. It shocked the local community and a tribute event on Friday was attended by hundreds of people, including Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
In 2005 Rajinder Singh made history by being the first non-white Briton to feature in an election broadcast by the British National Party. Ironically, he wasn't even allowed to join the BNP, but he didn't care.
A few months ago a friend sent me a private conversation he had, to which I could only respond with: "holy shit!" He had been flirting on Tinder, and after a match a conversation was struck up, she asked where he was from.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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
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.