James Landale, speaking outside No. 10, has said that some Tory sources are daring to predict that Boris won’t just win the mayoralty – he might win it in the first round, in other words, with more than 50 per cent of first preferences. Given the results in the rest of the country, I suppose that’s an outside possibility, but good grief, it didn’t take long for the Tories to regain their smugness, did it? They clearly feel that their God-given birthright of power is about to be handed back to them on a silver platter. We’ll see.