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Last Thursday 19th July, the Electoral Commission reported on the outcomes of ID pilots carried out on voters during the May local elections in five districts (Bromley, Woking, Gosport, Watford and Swindon). The need to ask voters for more ID was obstensively to limit potential voter’s fraud. However, none of the areas looked at had any great history of fraudulent activity – and indeed, the absence voting fraud generally across the UK in elections is a common feature.

Recent events such as BBC pay levels and gendered and racialised pay disparities brings to mind one phrase that might be repurposed in the name of justice. 

If you see something, say something.

The slogan is used to questionable effect by the US Department of Homeland Security. But in the pursuit of social, racial, class and gender equality vigilance is important.