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ALL politicians want to scale new heights in their careers – but it is doubtful this is what Nick Clegg had in mind.

The Deputy Prime Minister has been victim of a social networking smear campaign by outspoken businessman Lord Alan Sugar.

The Apprentice star took to Twitter to vent his disdain about Clegg’s proposals to reform the House of Lords.

But in Lord Sugar’s one line dismissal of the high profile politician, he also gave a nod to the resort with his suggestion for other ways to keep Clegg busy.

He Tweeted: “Why doesn’t Cameron give Clegg something to do of great national interest like paint Blackpool Tower?”

In fact, a massive scheme to paint the iconic landmark is already under way, and attraction bosses said a helping hand would be appreciated

Kenny Mew, operations manager at Blackpool Tower, said: “We would love for Nick Clegg to come and help!

“We have two years left of the seven-year project to paint Blackpool Tower.

“It would be great to have a few extra hands on deck as we work to restore it and he’d be very welcome to come and have a go.”

But high-powered lunches and early finishes would be out of the question if Clegg was to exchange his business suit for an overall and harness.

Workmen often start scaling the gigantic iron structure from 7am and can work right through until 8pm.

A head for heights and a strong stomach is also a compulsory requirement.

The team of 30 men painting the tower have to undergo rigorous health and safety training as they can be harnessed to the structure at around 350ft.

The iconic red colour may also prove distasteful to the Liberal Democrat leader.