Britain, Scotland sign deal for independence referendum


Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (L) is greeted by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond on the steps of St Andrews House in Edinburgh, Scotland October 15, 2012. Reuters photo

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond have signed an agreement to hold a referendum in 2014 on Scottish independence, London said on Monday.

“The referendum agreement has been signed,” a spokeswoman for Cameron’s Downing Street residence told AFP, following talks between Cameron and Salmond in the Scottish capital Edinburgh.


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