You must have noticed that when EUphiles and Fedarists are called upon to say something positive about the EU, all they can ever come up with are the many positives that rightly belong to Europe and exist completely independently without the EU. Architecture and culture? Music and fashion? Sleek motor cars? The rail networks? Glorious food and drink? Superlative literature? Stunning landscapes? All are defining factors of the continent and its constituent nations, not of the evil Behemoth that is robbing us of so many good things. Yet the EUphiles will without shame claim them all for the EU. The Polish PM Donald Tusk does exactly this when he proclaims "The European Union is great. It is the best place on Earth to be born and to live your life."
No Herr Tusk. Europe is great. It is the best place on Earth to be born and to live your life. And would be better still without the insufferable arrogance of the EU and its nomenklatura.