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New No10 adviser who preached black people are less intelligent has ‘resigned’

A CONTROVERSIAL new No10 adviser who preached that black people are less intelligent than whites "resigned" last night.

Tory MPs' fury mounted with Boris Johnson yesterday for standing by self proclaimed ‘super-forecaster’ Andrew Sabisky.

Despite a series of his ever more repellent views emerging, Downing Street had refused to criticise him in any way.

The 27-year-old academic was hired by the PM’s chief aide Dominic Cummings after he put out a plea for “weirdos and misfits” to help turbo charge the government.

Blaming “media hysteria about my old stuff online”, Sabisky tweeted at 7.45pm: “I wanted to help HMG not be a distraction. Accordingly I’ve decided to resign as a contractor.

“I signed up to do real work, not be in the middle of a giant character assassination. I have a lot of other things to do w/ my life.”

'PUSHED OUT'

But No10 sources last night said he was pushed out.

As the row escalated and Tory MPs demanded action, it emerged Sabisky once suggested different races should be barred from the UK because some are less intelligent than others.

He wrote: “As for race and IQ, the facts are perfectly clear to anyone who has researched the issue for more than 5 minutes.

“There are excellent reasons to think the very real racial differences in intelligence are significantly - even mostly - genetic in origin.

“Whether the politicians will pay any attention is debatable.”

He added: “It would be nice if they did from the standpoint of immigration control (in the UK, that is).”

Sabisky has also advocated enforced contraception to stop teenage pregnancies and giving children mental performance-enhancing drugs is probably worth “a dead kid once a year”.

And he also publicly described Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and Cabinet Office minister Penny Mordaunt as “morons”.

Earlier yesterday, Downing Street refused to 32 different opportunities to condemn Mr Sabisky during a media briefing yesterday.

'HE NEEDS TO GO'

The PM’s deputy official spokesman would only say: “I’m not going to be commenting on individual appointments. The Prime Minister’s views on a range of subjects are well-publicised and well-documented”.

No10 wouldn’t even say Transport Secretary Grant Shapps was speaking for the Government when he distanced himself from Sabisky on Sunday.

The spokesman added: “The Transport Secretary was speaking as the Transport Secretary”.

Senior Tory MPs joined Labour and union chiefs to call on Mr Johnson to sack the adviser, who was working as a contractor on a specific project for Mr Cummings.

Former Tory Cabinet minister Caroline Nokes tweeted: “Cannot believe No 10 has refused to comment on Andrew Sabisky. I don’t know him from a bar of soap, but don’t think we’d get on ... must be no place in Government for the views he’s expressed”.

Senior backbench Tory MP William Wragg added: "Andrew Sabisky’s presence in No10 is a poor reflection on the Govenment and there is no way to defend it. He needs to go."

“‘Weirdos’ and ‘misfits’ are all very well, but please can they not gratuitously cause offence. I cannot be the only one uncomfortable with recent No10 trends.”

Mr Cardwell added: “The people I feel sorry today are my former colleagues, those special advisers still in government, who would not think or dream or saying things like this”.

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