The EU is a kind of collaboration, even if it's rarely presented that way. Like any collaboration, it's not going to run smoothly all the time. And like any collaboration, it can only be remedied by people jumping in actively to point out when things don't feel right.
So three cheers for the people who are creating all the present fuss. Three cheers for anybody who, feeling passionately about it one way or another, actually does something. And three cheers for people who have concluded that they don't give a toss and – by their inaction – cheerfully allow others to determine the course of events.