Salmond hails 'historic day' for Scotland

First Minister Alex Salmond said today marks "an historic day for Scotland" and "a major step forward in Scotland's home rule journey".

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34% of Scots back independence

David Cameron and Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond have signed a deal to grant the government in Edinburgh the power to hold a referendum on independence. But an ITV News Index poll appears to show only 34% of Scots support independence.