The British National Party was on high alert when a computer system used by South Cambridgeshire council recorded that there were thousands of South American people living within its boundaries.
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A glitch on a computer being used to record the electoral roll had a problem assigning people with a nationality. The computer recorded any citizen where the nationality was not known as Guyanese.
The BNP will no doubt have been reassured by that most British explanation of government IT failure.