Mixing Burns and Greens

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

And here’s an exceprt from Brian Taylor’s political blog after the recent budget vote

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.

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