Dominic Cummings suggested the NHS should pay to create babies with higher IQs.


SENIOR aide to the PM Dominic Cummings is under fire for comments suggesting the NHS should pay for designer babies with high IQs.

Mr Cummings comments have dragged him deeper into a eugenics row started by one of his misfit and weirdo hires who had deeply controversial views.

Dominic Cummings has been dragged into a eugenics row over “designer babies” comments

In a blogpost on the future of designer babies Mr Cummings wrote rich would-be parents would end up selecting embryos with the highest prediction for IQ.

According to The Guardian he wrote: It is already the case that farmers use genomes to make predictions about cows properties and behaviour.”

“Once we identify a substantial number of IQ genes, there is no obvious reason why rich people will not select the egg that has the highest prediction for IQ.

He continued: This clearly raises many big questions if the poor cannot do the same then the rich could quickly embed advantages and society could become not only more unequal but also based on biological classes.

A national health system should fund everybody to do this to avoid the rich having unfair access to the smartest embryos.

Mr Cummings is in even more trouble after last night he was accused of operating No10 like he was in charge of an authoritarian regime in a growing backlash from ministers tired of the aides antics.

Special advisers said he had created a toxic atmosphere and ruled the PMs office through fear rather than respect.

They said aides had been reduced to tears, and some driven to counselling due to the stress caused by working for Mr Cummings.

Others were on the brink of quitting after being told to spy on ministers.

Mr Cummings is Boris Johnson’s most senior advisor

Mr Sabisky was Mr Cummings’ controversial hire

Andrew Sabisky, Mr Cummings latest hire, who lasted only a few days in No10, is at the centre of the row after shocking comments he made about racial eugenics emerged.

He claimed that black Americans on average had lower IQs than white people.

After he resigned it also emerged he had said enforcing compulsory birth-control for young woman would stop unplanned pregnancies from creating a permanent underclass.

Ministers said Mr Sabisky jumped before he was pushed after his reprehensible comments.

Mr Sabisky wrote on Mr Cummings own blog in 2014: 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.

Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng laid into Mr Sabisky for his offensive and racist comments.

Kwasi Kwarteng labelled Mr Sabisky’s views “racist”