This is the country that invented the computer, defeated the Nazis, started the web, saw off the slave trade, unravelled DNA and fought off every invader for a thousand years. We even persuaded the Queen to jump out of a helicopter to make the rest of the world smile, there is absolutely nothing we cannot do.
ITV News got instant reaction to David Cameron's speech from voters in Corby where a by-election is due to be held in November.
The Prime Minister said the power of enterprise and aspiration would help overcome the economic crisis.
Emphasising there's nothing complicated about him, the Prime Minister will stress how compassion is a key part of his philosophy for the UK.