Leaders set to review EU's agenda after Eurosceptic surge

European leaders will review the economic area's agenda after voters "sent a strong message" in the election which saw a surge from Eurosceptic parties, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has said.

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Blair: Major parties should be worried about Ukip rise

Tony Blair says anti-Europe feeling is not a 21st century solution. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA

It would be "foolish" if Britain's main parties did not worry about Ukip topping a national election in Britain, Tony Blair has said.

Mr Blair made no mention of Labour's performance or the response of Ed Miliband to the results in remarks to Swedish television reported by his office.

The former Prime Minister said there was a "major issue" about the way Europe worked and said pro-Europeans had to take on board the message sent by voters.

He added: "At the same time we have got to be strong enough to show the leadership, to take on this wave of anti-immigration and old-fashioned ultra-nationalist feeling which isn't the future, has nothing to offer people and is no real response to the challenges of the 21st century.

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