Cameron vows to back the workers.

On top of his New Year Message released earlier tbg can today confirm that Tory Leader David Cameron is all set to fire the opening shots for the next General Election within days.

Its not known whether his position on Europe will be part of the same speech but tbg does understand a key promise to 'get behind the workers and crackdown on shirkers' will be at the heart of it.

An e mail sent by new Chief Whip Sir George Young orders all Tory MPs to a private meeting with the Prime Minister on Tuesday 8th January.

Also present at the meeting will be Cameron's Head of Campaigning Stephen Gilbert who insists the Conservatives can still win an outright majority in 2015.

This is despite the fact that, according to a poll for Conservative Home, two thirds of party members have already given up hope.

Mr Cameron gave a brief preview of what's to come in his tough approach to Welfare by telling tbg:

"When people say we have got to stop our Welfare Reforms because somehow it is cruel to expect people to work, we are saying no. Getting people into good jobs is absolutely vital, not just for them, but for all of us."

"We inherited a welfare system that was out of shape and paid people not to work."

"So we made some big changes, and this New Year almost half a million more people are in work than last New Year."