No10 refuse to say if Boris Johnson thinks black people are mentally inferior

Number 10 today repeatedly refused to clarify Boris Johnson's views on eugenics and whether black people are mentally inferior.

It comes after a string of inflammatory comments made by a newly appointed advisor were revealed.

Andrew Sabisky is understood to have been appointed in response to senior aide Dominic Cummings advertising for "misfits and weirdos" to work with him.

The Prime Minister's deputy spokesman would only say repeatedly that Mr Johnson's views were "well publicised and documented."

He refused to answer questions relating to Mr Sabisky's appointment.

In a 2014 post on Mr Cummings' website, Mr Sabisky wrote: "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. Vaccination laws give it a precedent, I would argue."

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Asked whether Mr Johnson thought this was a good idea, his deputy spokesman said: "The Prime Minister's views are well publicised and documented."

In another blog post, Mr Sabisky wrote: "If the mean black American IQ is (best estimate based on a century's worth of data) around 85, as compared to a mean white American IQ of 100, then if IQ is normally distributed, you will see a far greater percentage of blacks than whites in the range of IQs 75 or below, at which point we are close to the typical boundary for mild mental retardation."

Asked whether Boris Jonson believes black people have a lower IQ than white people, his deputy spokesman said: "I've answered your question," before adding: "The Prime Minister's views are well publicised and well documented."

And in a tweet from May 2019, Mr Sabisky wrote: "I am always straight up in saying that women's sport is more comparable to the Paralympics than it is to men's."

Asked whether the PM agreed with this statement, his deputy spokesman said: "As I say, the PM's views are well publicised and well documented."

Labour chairman Ian Lavery said: "It is disgusting that not only has Number 10 failed to condemn Andrew Sabisky's appalling comments, but also seems to have endorsed the idea that white people are more intelligent than black people.

“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.”

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