A guy is walking along Blackpool Beach when he comes across an old oil-lamp partially buried in the sand.
He picks up the lamp and gives it a rub. A genie appears and tells him he has been granted one wish.
The guy thinks for a moment and says, "I want to live forever."
"Sorry," said the genie, "I'm not allowed to grant eternal life."
"OK, then, I want to die after Labour balances the budget and eliminates the debt."
"Clever little bugger!" said the genie.