Scottish broadcaster Kaye Adams is at the centre of a political row over remarks she made on Twitter about London’s Lord Mayor Boris Johnson.
According to the Sunday Times Scotland, Scottish Conservative Murdo Fraser has demanded her removal as a presenter from any BBC Scotland current affairs programmes.
Details of her critical remarks on Johnson’s handling of the London riots were reported by the Sunday Times Scotland yesterday.
Adams, a former anchor of the ITV talk show, Loose Women, currently presents the “Call Kaye’ phone-in programme on weekday mornings on BBC Radio Scotland.
According to the newspaper, Adams tweeted comments such as “p*** off back to boarding school, Boris,” from holiday in Tuscany
In response to another tweet about a lack of communications from the mayor, she added: ‘Maybe he’s asking his mummy what to do’.
Deputy Scottish Conservative leader responded to the tweets by telling The Sunday Times Scotland; “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 spokeswoman told the Sunday Times Scotland: “Kaye is on holiday and we will be discussing the matter with her on her return.”
The broadsheet quotes Adams as saying: “I regret I caused any offence.”