Theresa May has made an embarrassing Brexit climbdown by ditching plans to give ministers sweeping powers to change laws without the approval of parliament. The so-called Henry VIII powers have been dropped in favour of a special “sifting committee” to scrutinise any proposed changes. Several Tory MPs had voiced their concerns about the proposal and were planning to join forces with Labour and the SNP to wipe out May’s slender majority and defeat the Government.
Theresa May saved the Brexit negotiations – and her own political skin – in a dramatic pre-dawn dash to Brussels yesterday. She managed to beat the countdown clock that would have pushed trade talks into next year and damaged business confidence in the UK. The Prime Minister claimed the agreement was in the best interests of the whole of the UK and EU citizens living here, who “will be able to go on living their lives as before” with the protection of the European Court of Justice.
George Osborne has put Theresa May on notice that she will lose Downing Street if she continues to ignore the views of the 48 per cent who voted against Brexit. The ex-Tory chancellor – sacked by May last year – claimed there was increasing opposition to a hard Brexit as the PM continued in her bid to get EU talks back on track.
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".