Speaking to WIRED, the geneticist argued there must be an “enormous number of remorseful Leave voters” following the fallout from Brexit
Richard Dawkins has said outgoing prime minister David Cameron should be “ever-damned” for calling a referendum on EU membership.
The geneticist and author labelled the Leave vote an economic and social “catastrophe” and said leaving the European Union would be “very damaging” for science. “It’s something that’s been wished upon us by a populist mob rule, yob rule [of politicians]”, he said.
Dawkins, who is best-known as author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, made the comments at the Starmus astrophysics conference in Tenerife, Spain, where he was among the speakers. He said that now the dust had started to settle on the referendum vote, the “sheer reality” was starting to hit people. Read more at Wired.