For the EU leadership, when sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions.
The Austrian presidential election will be rerun in a couple of months because of irregularities in the way postal votes were counted and other irregularities.
But this time the Freedom Party's candidate, Norbert Hofer, will be campaigning on a policy of holding a referendum on Austria leaving the EU. The President does not have the power to hold a referendum but the election will in effect be a referendum on whether to have a referendum. So I imagine will be next spring's French presidential election.
It suddenly feels a tiny bit like 1989. Or 1848. Today for the first time I begin to think another country will leave the EU soon unless it radically reinvents itself as a free trade area and loose confederation. And I don't think it will do so.
And I still haven't had time to blog about Michael Gove or Boris Johnson.