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Febbraio 21, 2020

Sabisky said he was in the middle of a "giant character assassination" and was stepping down because he did not want to be a distraction.

In addition to posts on contraception, Sabisky also said data showed the US black population had lower IQ than white people, and, in a 2016 interview with digital publication Schools Week, discussed the benefits of genetic selection.

Media reported Sabisky was hired following an unusual appeal earlier this year from Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings for "weirdos and misfits with odd skills" to help bring new ideas to Britain's government.

"The media hysteria about my old stuff online is mad but I wanted to help HMG, not be a distraction", he said on Twitter using the initials for Her Majesty's Government.

"Accordingly I've chose to resign as a contractor".

"I'm not going to be commenting on individual appointments", a spokesman said.

Sabisky, who has referred to himself as a "super forecaster", said he hoped Johnson's office hired more people with "good geopolitical forecasting track records" and that the "media learn to stop selective quoting".

Tory MP Caroline Nokes, chairwoman of the Commons Women and Equalities Committee, said: "Cannot believe No 10 has refused to comment on Andrew Sabisky".

An account in Sabisky's name made the comments about black IQ in a reply to a 2014 blog post written by an American professor discussing education disabilities in the United States.

Both the opposition Labour Party and at least two of Johnson's own Conservatives had called for him to be fired.

He also said in a 2014 web post that one way to stop unplanned pregnancies "creating a permanent underclass" was to force people to use contraception.

"It's right that Andrew Sabisky is no longer working in government. "Weirdos" and "misfits" are all very well, but please can they not gratuitously cause offence", Conservative legislator William Wragg wrote on Twitter before Sabisky resigned.

"Vaccination laws give it a precedent, I would argue".

"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".

In 2000, while Mr Johnson was editor of the Spectator, the magazine carried an article from columnist Taki which said: "On average, Orientals are slower to mature, less randy, less fertile, and have larger brains and higher IQ scores. He should never have been appointed in the first place", said party chairman Ian Lavery adding that Johnson had "serious questions to answer".

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