London, June 16 (ANI): Admiring a woman discreetly is one thing, but being heard doing just that on a microphone in a public meeting is another - that too for a Labour MSP.
Senior MSP, Frank McAveety, was caught sizing up a "very attractive girl" attending a Scottish Parliament committee he was chairing, praising her 'dark and dusty" looks.
"There's a very attractive girl in the second row, dark ... and dusky. I know, we'll maybe put a wee word out for her," The Telegraph quoted McAveety telling a clerk he was conversing with.
He said, "She's very attractive looking, nice, very nice, very slim," before adding, "The heat's getting to me."
"She looks kinda ... she's got that Filipino look," he went on to tell the clerk.
"You know ... the kind you'd see in a Gauguin painting. There's a wee bit of culture."
A Scottish Labour spokesman said, "Mr McAveety is very sorry for any offence caused by his remarks." (ANI)