Staff at the Cricklewood branch of builders merchant Jewson got a high profile visitor this morning when Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg MP dropped in to launch his Alarm Clock Britain campaign.
Clegg, who got up at 5am to visit the Jewson branch at 6.30am, has pledged to stand up for the millions of people who form the backbone of the country who don’t rely on state handouts and opt to rise early for work “rain, wind or shine”.
The Liberal Democrat leader said: “I am aware costs are going up and it is a difficult time of the year, but the Government is on the side of people who get up early, work hard, play by the rules.”
He said that these are the people who will pull the country out of the recession and called for “a coalition of people prepared to roll up their sleeves and get the nation back on its feet”.
He said that the Government would help those in employment by lowering income tax for basic rate taxpayers, protecting jobs by cutting employer red tape, increasing childcare for working families and protecting pensions.