Richard Dawkins has accused David Cameron of playing Russian Roulette with the UK’s future by calling a referendum over its place in the European Union.
The controversial atheist author and biologist criticised the Government for placing such a momentous decision in the hands of the public, arguing it should instead be thoroughly researched and decided by elected officials with a sound understanding of major economic issues pertaining to it.
Speaking to the Independent, Dawkins said the Government was guilty of “gross irresponsibility” for calling a referendum at all on such a complex issue with potentially huge ramifications.
“I’m a democrat, but we live in a representative democracy, not a plebiscite democracy,” he said. “We elect MPs to do their homework and due diligence on complex decisions such as this. Read more at the Independent