A failure is a failure, TT. You can blame whichever target takes your fancy. It's neither here nor there.
For folk to have 'legitimate grievances' (remind me to do a spot of research for when that term was coined replacing the squeals of 'wacist', 'bigot' etc) there is a failing is there not? What can the man on the street do to make his voice heard in the halls of Brussels (or Strasbourg depending on the week)? Do we vote for the EU prez? or his commision?
Is the EU actually to large, complex and lumbering to succeed?