Door-stopped by journalists earlier today, Dominic Cummings has responded to the revelations about his Downing Street recruit Andrew Sabisky.
Speaking to Sky News, Boris Johnson’s chief aide refused to say whether he regretted hiring Sabisky, who was sacked after reports revealed he had defended eugenics and compared women’s sports to the paralympics, among other scandals.
But Cummings refused to be drawn on Sabisky directly, merely saying: “Read Philip Tetlock’s Superforecasters instead of political pundits who don’t know what they’re talking about.”
Cummings was referring to a book called Superforecasting, written by political scientist Tetlock.
It seems the book influenced his decision to hire Sabisky, who describes himself as a superforecaster, after advertising for “misfits and weirdos” to apply for Downing Street advisory roles earlier this year.
We won’t be clamouring to read the book any time soon.
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