Connery calls for anti-media laws

Sir Sean Connery has launched a bitter attack on the Scottish media and called on MSPs to legislate to prevent negative attacks on the new Scottish Parliament.

In an interview on BBC Radio Scotland’s Sunday Live , the actor said: “MSPs should start legislating now to deal with the media in Scotland.

“It should be a political issue. They [the media] are totally dominant.

They have just got everything and they do feel it’s a war. The way to do it is to defeat them by the parliament democratically. Sort them out.”

Connery’s call for anti-media legislation was dismissed by First Minister Jack McConnell.

A spokesman said the First Minister had always made it clear “there is no role for Parliament to legislate on the press”.

By Hamish Mackay

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