Just what Boris doesn’t need: a ‘weirdo’ who says blacks are ...


Just what Boris doesn’t need: a ‘weirdo’ who says blacks are inferior

PM is under pressure to sack the self-proclaimed ‘super-forecaster’ who also advocates enforced sterilisation

Harry Yorke

Boris Johnson has been told to immediately sack an adviser who, it has emerged, claimed black people were statistically more likely to be closer to the “boundary for mild mental retardation”.

The UK prime minister is facing an internal revolt over Andrew Sabisky, a researcher and self-proclaimed “super forecaster”, with a number of ministerial advisers expressing reluctance to work with him. It comes after several controversial remarks made by Sabisky – a contractor recruited in No 10 chief adviser Dominic Cummings’s drive for “weirdos and misfits” – emerged in recent days.

It has now come to light that in 2014, Sabisky claimed that black Americans had on average lower IQs than their white counterparts. He made the comments in relation to an online article entitled “Disabilities by race”, which claimed that black pupils were more likely to receive services for “emotional disturbance” or “intellectual disability"...

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