Wee tim’rous beastie

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Polly Toynbee's portrait of Gordon Brown seems apposite:

Gordon Brown went to the Institute of Directors this week bearing gifts: "Our aim, I tell you, is to reduce corporation tax even further." Not so much clunking great fist as wee tim'rous beastie. No one in government, it seems, ever has the spine to just say no to any claim business makes.

But I accept I may be biased in this instance.