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Cameron signs deal for Scottish independence vote

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron and nationalist Scottish leader Alex Salmond signed an agreement on Monday to give the Scottish people a referendum on independence in 2014.

The referendum will ask voters whether they want Scotland to remain in the 305-year-old union with England.

Cameron opposes a break-up of the union, arguing that Britain is stronger together, and opinion polls show only between 30 and 40 percent of Scots support independence.

Scotland and England have shared a monarch since 1603 and have been ruled by one single parliament in London since 1707. In 1999, for the first time since then, a devolved Scottish parliament was opened following a referendum.

(Reporting by Maria Golovnina; editing by Stephen Addison)

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