"Thousands of Cambridgeshire residents have had their nationality changed to Guyanese, after a computer glitch at their local council.And yet this most discredited Government still think they can implement a National Identity Register, the words piss-up in a brewery come to mind. Most governments, whether national or local, are incompetent - it's just the degree of incompetence that needs deciding.
Around 3,000 people were sent documents to say they had been listed as originally from Guyana, in South America, on the electoral roll.
The mistake, which happened as the files were being updated, affected people whose nationality had previously been listed as "unknown" on the records.
When new computer software was brought in to help modernise the system, it refused to acknowledge the word "unknown" and automatically changed it to "Guyanese"."
Saturday, 30 August 2008
And they want to run a National ID Register
The Telegraph reports that