Burns, To a louse:
O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us
and foolish notion
But this is to mistake the nature of the Greens at grassroots level: a phrase of particular salience in their case. They are, by nature, idealistic rather than bluntly pragmatic.
I called them “faintly anarchic” on Newsnight. Perhaps a more apt description is apolitical.