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Downing Street refuses to condemn racist and eugenic comments by advisor

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
17th Feb 20 3:37 pm

Boris Johnson is under increased pressure to sack Andrew Sabisky who has made a series of eugenic and racist remarks.

A spokesman for No.10 said, “I’m not going to be commenting on individual appointments.”

He added, “The prime minister’s views on a range of subjects are well publicised and documented.”

However, in 2000 when Johnson was the editor of the Spectator magazine it covered an article form the columnist Taki that said, “On average, Orientals are slower to mature, less randy, less fertile, and have larger brains and higher IQ scores.

“Blacks are at the other pole, and whites fall somewhere in the middle, although closer to the Orientals than the blacks.”

In 2018 the prime minister was accused of Islamophobia after he said Muslim woman wearing burkas “look like letter boxes.”

The Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon said, “These are really not acceptable headlines for any government to be generating (or allowing to be generated).

“They need to get a grip fast and demonstrate some basic but fundamental values in the terms of our public debate.”

Downing Street has refused to comment on whether the prime minister supports the views of his advisor.

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.”

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