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Mon Feb 17, 2020, 11:51 PM

Andrew Sabisky: No 10 Adviser Resigns Over Alleged Race Comments

Source: BBC News

Downing Street has said its adviser Andrew Sabisky has resigned, following criticism of alleged past remarks on pregnancies, eugenics and race. Labour had called for Mr Sabisky to go for reportedly saying black people had lower average IQs than white people. He is also alleged to have said compulsory contraception could prevent "creating a permanent underclass".

Mr Sabisky tweeted: "I wanted to help the government not be a distraction... accordingly I've decided to resign." "I know this will disappoint a lot of people but I signed up to do real work, not be in the middle of a giant character assassination," it continued.

Mr Sabisky had been appointed earlier this year after the prime minister's chief adviser Dominic Cummings called for "misfits and weirdos" to apply for jobs in Downing Street. When asked earlier, Downing Street did not comment on the remarks attributed to Mr Sabisky.

Boris Johnson's spokesman said at the time: "The prime minister's views on a range of subjects are well publicised and documented." Responding to news of the resignation, Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery said: "It's right that Andrew Sabisky is no longer working in government. "After No 10 publicly stood by him today, Boris Johnson has serious questions to answer about how this appointment was made and whether he agrees with his vile views."...



Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-51538493



What is Mr Sabisky believed to have said?

- 2014 blog post: suggested that compulsory contraception could be used to stop a "permanent underclass". "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," says the post. "Vaccination laws give it a precedent, I would argue."

- 2014 a different website blog post: suggested black Americans had a lower average IQ than white Americans. In a comment on a different blog that same year, a user with his name said: "There are excellent reasons to think the very real racial differences in intelligence are significantly - even mostly - genetic in origin, though the degree is of course a very serious subject of scholarly debate."

- 2016, July: Mr Sabisky also suggested to Schools Week that the benefits of a purported cognitive enhancer, which can prove fatal, are "probably worth a dead kid once a year".
- "Eugenics are about selecting 'for' good things," he said in the same interview. "Intelligence is largely inherited and it correlates with better outcomes: physical health, income, lower mental illness.

- 2019 Twitter post: "I am always straight up in saying that women's sport is more comparable to the Paralympics than it is to men's."



- Labour had called for Andrew Sabisky to be sacked in his role.

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Mon Feb 17, 2020, 11:58 PM

1. Well he has a home in Trump's White House.

He should fit right in with the rest of the GOP.

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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 12:03 AM

2. Stephen Miller: a brother from another mother.

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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 07:57 AM

3. He's only one who was noticed. Sure to be many others in Boris "rich white russian" bubble. . . . nt

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