Speaking of today's Scottish referendum deal, Electoral Commissioner for Scotland John McCormick said:
This agreement paves the way for a historic vote for the people of Scotland and we will play our full part in ensuring that voters can have full confidence in the result.
In March this year we set out our principles for how the referendum should be run and we will assess any detailed proposals against these principles as they are brought forward.
The Prime Minister and Scotland's First Minister have signed a deal to grant Scotland the power to hold a referendum on independence.
Eurocrats in Brussels have long dreamed of a "Europe of the Regions" and it may be about to happen, but not quite in the form they imagined.