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Andrew Sabisky: Former Boris Johnson aide made offensive comments about sex and women online, reports say

Andrew Sabisky, who resigned on Monday after some of his past remarks were described as “racist” and “vile”, reportedly claimed that it was a woman’s “place” to obey her husband.

In posts unearthed by The National, Mr Sabisky apparently gave out sex and relationship advice under the username “thedovelamenting” on the website Reddit.

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He is said to have told one user whose Mormon wife was reluctant to have sex with him to “take the lead a little bit more”.

“Theologically speaking, she is your wife and should submit to you as unto the Lord, so if you want doggy, then it is your place to command her to get onto her hands and knees and her place to obey,” the former aide wrote, according to the paper.

Later in the post, he is said to have called the woman “selfish” for not wanting to engage in certain sex acts with her partner.

“If you want a blow job you should get one, because she is your wife and your lover,” the post said.

On another occasion, Mr Sabisky reportedly told a man who was looking to lose his virginity that they could “pay lots of money for a really good hooker”.

The National has reported that the offensive posts, which were written seven years ago, were deleted soon after Mr Sabisky was approached for comment.

The former advisor once suggested enforcing the uptake of contraception to stop unplanned pregnancies creating a “permanent underclass” and suggested there were racial differences in intelligence.

“I don't know how this man appeared on the horizon, I don't know how he was recruited,” Mr Kwarteng told Sky News.

“What I do know is that his remarks were offensive and racist and, as soon as they came to light, he left the government pretty quickly.”

When Mr Sabisky announced his resignation on Monday evening, he criticised the “media hysteria” about “old stuff” he had posted online.

“I know this will disappoint a lot of ppl but I signed up to do real work, not be in the middle of a giant character assassination: if I can't do the work properly there's no point, & I have a lot of other things to do w/ my life,” he wrote on Twitter.

Caroline Nokes, a Conservative MP and chairwoman of the Commons Women and Equalities Committee, said she was “relieved” about the resignation but said she was disappointed by the “silence from Downing Street” on the comments.

“I think he [Sabisky] needed to come out earlier and explain himself, he needed to apologise for those comments and unfortunately we had 48 hours of almost complete silence and no comment from Downing Street, who could have distanced themselves from his youthful comments at any point, but they chose not to do so,” Ms Nokes said.

Downing Street had earlier refused to condemn the remarks, a stance Labour said was “disgusting”.

Additional reporting by PA