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Blindingly Stupid

by | 9th, July 2004

‘BRITAIN may have an idiot for an heir to the throne and more idiots per capita than any other country in the world, but we don’t have a monopoly on idiocy by any means.

‘Even I can see they’re a bunch of idiots, Pavot’

This morning, we salute the idiots at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Canada who told Yvan Tessier that he couldn’t attend a five-week English language immersion course because his guide dog only understood French.

The university claimed that allowing M Tessier to speak French to his dog Pavot would pollute the purity of the English-only classes.

But this morning the Indy reports that UNB has relented in the face of mass protests and a worldwide e-mail campaign.

Pavot responds to 50 commands in French but, as part of the compromise deal, M Tessier, from Fracophone Quebec, will be limited to a dozen.

University spokesman Brad James said: ‘We have 250 students from across the world who come here for the course so we have to preserve the integrity of the course for them.’

A case of the blind leading the dumb, perhaps.’

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