Campaigns/Elections

Scottish Referendum Deal Signed

Scots will be able to vote on the status of their membership of the UK by 2014

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David Cameron and Alex Salmond have sealed a deal granting the Scottish government the power to hold a referendum on independence.

The prime minister and Scotland's first minister signed the agreement during a meeting at St Andrews House in Edinburgh.

The deal, dubbed the Edinburgh agreement, follows months of negotiations. Private meetings between the two governments have covered contentious issues about the question on the ballot paper.