A Tory MSP is reported to have called into question the position of Scottish broadcaster, Kaye Adams, as a presenter on BBC Radio Scotland.
Murdo Fraser, deputy Scottish Conservative leader, is quoted responding to alleged tweets by Adams about the Tory London Mayor, Boris Johnson. It follows the riots in London last week.
Reports Jason Allardyce, in yesterday's Sunday Times Scotland, Adams – who presents a weekday phone-in on BBC Radio Scotland – is said to have suggested, among other things, that Johnson should “p*** off back to boarding school”. She is also reported to have apologised for having caused any offence.
The story is picked up by The Scotsman today.
Fraser is quoted by Allardyce, as saying: “Anybody who works for the BBC as a presenter on current affairs programmes has to be objective and politically neutral across a whole range of issues if they are to retain their credibility.
“It is difficult to see how Kaye Adams can continue to present a current affairs programme in an objective manner when it is clear she holds such strong views.
“Many people will regard her remarks as offensive, and not just in terms of the language being used.”
A BBC Scotland spokesperson is also quoted in the Sunday Times Scotland, as saying: “Kaye is on holiday and we will be discussing the matter with her on her return.”