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Martin Amis, the British novelist, has called for euthanasia booths in every street corner for pensioners to end their lives.

Britain is facing a demographic timebomb as its ageing population places an impossible burden on society, the controversial writer claimed.

Anti-euthanasia campaigners reacted with horror to the call for ‘death booths’ for pensioners and branded Amis ‘repugnant and offensive’.

The 60-year-old novelist predicted Britain could be engulfed by a ‘civil war’ between the old and young if it did not tackle its ageing population.

‘How is society going to support this silver tsunami?’ he asked in an interview with the Sunday Times.

‘There’ll be a population of demented very old people, like an invasion of terrible immigrants, stinking out the restaurants and cafes and shops.

‘I can imagine a sort of civil war between the old and the young in 10 or 15 years’ time.’ The grandfather added: ‘There should be a booth on every corner where you could get a martini and a medal.’

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