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Old 18th Dec 2013, 02:36
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Creampuff
 
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Your dictionary is correct. The word “subordinate” in the context of Leaddie’s paraphrasing of Lord Hewart’s statement is a verb, meaning to “put in a lower rank or position” or “to make subservient”.

What’s your point?

The outcome is still as I (and Lord Hewart) have described.

How do you reckon CASA and the ATSB get away with “subordinating” the Parliament? The answer is that CASA and the ATSB enjoy the protection of the executive (i.e. the Minister and his Department, and the rest of the government), while ever they don’t affect the political fortunes of the government.

Last edited by Creampuff; 18th Dec 2013 at 04:15. Reason: Typo "Stewart"
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