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Boris Johnson being urged to sack controversial No.10 advisor

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
17th Feb 20 2:05 pm

The prime minister is facing calls to sack Andrew Sabisky who is an advisor at Downing Street and once suggested black Americans have a lower IQ than whiter Americans.

He even suggested to enforce the uptake of contraception to prevent unplanned pregnancies “creating a permanent underclass.”

He was drafted into Downing Street after the non-elected Dominic Cummings who is Johnson’s chief advisor called for “misfits and weirdos” to come and work for the government.

Labour’s shadow Cabinet Office minister Jon Trickett said, “There are really no words to describe Boris Johnson’s appointment as one of his senior advisers a man who is on record as supporting the forced sterilisation of people he considers not worthy.

“He must of course be removed from this position immediately.”

Writing on Cummings’ website in 2014 Sabisky said, “One way to get around the problems of unplanned pregnancies creating a permanent underclass would be to legally enforce universal uptake of long-term contraception at the onset of puberty.

“Vaccination laws give it a precedent, I would argue.”

Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery said, “It is disgusting that not only has Number 10 failed to condemn Andrew Sabisky’s appalling comments, but also seems to have endorsed the idea that white people are more intelligent than black people.

“Boris Johnson should have the backbone to make a statement in his own words on why he has made this appointment, whether he stands by it, and his own views on the subject of eugenics.”

Geneticist Dr Adam Rutherford criticised Sabisky and said on Twitter, “Like Cummings, he appears to be bewitched by science, without having made the effort to understand the areas he is invoking, nor it’s history.”

He added, “I am all for scientifically minded people advising government. In fact I am all for scientists advising government.

“From this perspective, Sabisky and indeed Cummings look bewitched by science without doing the legwork.

“Instead this resembles the marshalling of misunderstood or specious science into a political ideology.

“The history here is important, because this process is exactly what happened at the birth of scientific racism and the birth of eugenics.”

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