From an unlikely source (The Guardian) but a more-than-decent historian (Simon Jenkins):
I regard myself as a “good” European, but as far as the EU was concerned, that idealism was dented as each advance of Brussels power took ever greater liberties with Europe’s taxpayers and legislators: regulating, subsidising and corrupting all it touched. A recent report showed the EU casually overpaying almost a billion euros to Greek farmers. It continues to throw more dead fish back in the sea than it takes out. It defaces Europe’s countryside by subsidising half-built houses. It is still building itself a stupendous £280m palace in Brussels. The place is obscene.