British PM Johnson’s adviser Cummings says: Ignore the ignorant pundits

Dominic Cummings, special advisor for Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, leaves his home in London, Britain February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, said on Tuesday that people should read more about ‘superforecasting’ rather than paying attention to ignorant pundits after a Downing Street aide was forced to resign.

When asked if he regretted the appointment of Andrew Sabisky, who resigned on Monday, Cummings told reporters: “Read Philip Tetlock’s “Superforecasting” instead of political pundits who don’t know what they are talking about.”

Sabisky, who had discussed the benefits of forced contraception, quit on Monday, saying “media hysteria” about his old online posts meant he had become a distraction for the government.

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