It has been a blistering first 24 hours for The Candidate. But who would have thought that Day Two would begin with the passing of such a significant Non-Electoral Milestone - the condemnation of Boris by the Guardian's in-house funster and Coffee House's choice to write the next Bond novel, Polly Toynbee? In a column of intergalactic joylessness that would have had Malvolio saying "hey, lighten up a bit, Pol", she takes a hatchet to Boris, claiming that he is right-wing (wrong), a Europhobe (wrong) and a sociopath (about as wrong as you can be). All this is worth many votes for our man. Her opposition was essential to the Project and we thank her for it.