Downing Street adviser Andrew Sabisky, who questioned black peoples IQs and called for ‘universal contraception’ has resigned after a string of controversial posts were surfaced – including raising “very real racial differences in intelligence”.
Labour had called for Mr Sabisky to be sacked for suggesting black people had lower average IQs than white people.
He is also alleged to have said compulsory contraception could prevent “creating a permanent underclass”.
The 27-year-old was hired after Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings called for “misfits and weirdos” to apply to work with him, but faced a backlash over a series of posts.
In a tweet on Monday, he wrote: “The media hysteria about my old stuff online is mad but I wanted to help HMG not be a distraction. Accordingly I’ve decided to resign as a contractor. I hope no.10 hires more ppl w/ good geopolitical forecasting track records & that media learn to stop selective quoting.”
Earlier on Monday, a Number 10 spokesman said: “I’m not going to be commenting on individual appointments.”
The spokesman added: “The prime minister’s views on a range of subjects are well publicised and documented.”
Downing Street also would not confirm whether Mr Sabisky was actually working in Number 10 but this afternoon reports suggested he has been employed as a contractor as a forecaster, covering defence and other policy areas.