Economic confidence is at the heart of growth, and we just don't have it. New construction orders are lagging, not for want of opportunities, as Scobs has commented, but for want of investor and lender confidence. Yet build a new shopping mall or launch a new heavyweight food chain and people will come - they want to share the confidence, the brashness, the exuberance and actually will success. Someone with confidence that their career is going somewhere other than redundancy will sign a new car loan, buy a new sofa or build a loft extension. Manufacturers will invest in that new CNC milling machine, transport firms in a new tracking system.
The one change that will boost domestic confidence beyond measure is certainty over our future in the EU. We will rediscover the Commonwealth - never mentioned by Cameron or Osborne, yet the most noble and steadfast achievement of our sainted Monarch has been to keep the Commonwealth alive through decades of government indifference. The UK has a unique role in bridging continental Europe with the Anglophone Commonwealth, the hub of a free-trade system that serves to enrich all. But we must shed the shackles of an EU system utterly antipathetic to our national character; the Statism, the beetling bureaucrats, the Napoleonic laws, the police spies and brigades of gendarmes. Those things are Europe's unfortunate legacy and must stop at the Channel. Our waters must be free and serve our nation first, and we must deter like the Hornet - we may be too small to kill you, but can inflict a sting of such pain you won't risk conflict with us. In short, casting off the shackles of the EU will bring a surge of hope, confidence and economic growth to the UK like nothing else.
All we have to do is persuade the boy David and his permatan chums to do the bidding of the British people.