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Rubber Stamp

Informal; a term for a person or institution that theoretically could take an action independently but in practice follows the advice or counsel of another party. For example, shareholders may ratify the decision of the board of directors with little scrutiny. In this case, the shareholders act as a rubber stamp to the board.
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"It's unfair to describe the process as rubber-stamping as members are given ample opportunity to discuss matters during the committee stage, indeed the member in question chairs one of the scrutiny committees.
This is not, and cannot be, about Parliament 'rubber-stamping' proposals.
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