Not quite the silver bullet I was hoping for

From page 473 of Robert Kee's The Green Flag:

But since democracy can never provide precise mathematical justice, an essential part of its successful functioning is the spirit in which it deals with those minorities which it inevitably overrides. In the British Constitution an unwritten safeguard is provided for minorities in Parliamentary constituencies since each representative represents as well as he can, compatibly with his own conscience, those who compose the minority against him equally with those who vote for him.

That is the safeguard? Wow.

Kee's book on the history of Irish nationalism is otherwise worth reading and will probably be written up in a future post.

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Dictatorship's constitutional safeguard

The supreme leader represents as well as he can, compatibly with his
own conscience, those who struggled against his rise to power equally with
those who helped to bring him to power. :-)