Blair will join mourners at Dewar funeral  

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Tony Blair and the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, will join hundreds of mourners for the funeral of Scotland's First Minister, Donald Dewar, at Glasgow Cathedral on Wednesday afternoon.

Tony Blair and the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, will join hundreds of mourners for the funeral of Scotland's First Minister, Donald Dewar, at Glasgow Cathedral on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr Brown will give the main eulogy for Mr Dewar, who died on Wednesday from a brain haemorrhage. The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg, whose wife, Alison, was previously married to Mr Dewar, will also attend.

The 2.30pm service will be broadcast live and shown at the Knightswood Community Centre, in Mr Dewar's Glasgow Anniesland constituency. Mr Blair will read a passage from the book of Isaiah, which Mr Dewar's spokesman said had been chosen for its relevance to social inclusion.

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