THE Scottish Tories have been forced to suspend one of their candidates in Glasgow over “the alleged use of anti-Muslim language.”

Flora Scarabello is the second of the party’s Westminster hopefuls to be cut off by the party in little more than a week.

Because the deadline for removing her as a candidate has passed, she will still appear on the ballot paper. The Tories have said they will withdraw support for her campaign while they investigate the complaint.

It’s not clear what Scarabello is alleged to have said. It’s understood a recording of a phone call in which the candidate reportedly made an anti-Muslim comment was sent to the party’s central office.

A spokesman for the Tories said: “We take allegations like this extremely seriously.

“There is no place in the Scottish Conservatives for anti-Muslim language, or any other form of racial or religious discrimination. As such, we have immediately suspended the candidate and the complaint will be thoroughly investigated.”

Scarabello was a surprise pick for the party as she had previously publicly questioned Boris Johnson’s character at a Tory leadership hustings.

During the debate in July in Perth, Scarabello asked Johnson: “Does a good Prime Minister need to be a loyal husband and father?”

He replied that “[I] just don’t comment on that stuff, if that’s all right” and used much of the rest of his answer to warn about the dangers of a government led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Boris Johnson today apologised over Islamophobia in the Tories after the Muslim Council of Britain accused it of failing to do enough to stamp out the problem.

On a visit to Cornwall, the Prime Minister was asked if he apologised for the Islamophobia in the party, and replied: “Of course, and for all the hurt and offence that has been caused - of course we do. And all that is intolerable and it’s so important as a country that we don’t allow that kind of thing and that’s why we’re going to have the independent inquiry.”

Last week, the party were forced to axe Ryan Houghton, their candidate in Aberdeen North after we revealed a series of old posts where he suggested some events around the Holocaust had been “fabricated”.

Alison Thewliss, the SNP candidate for Glasgow Central, said:“The Tories must urgently and robustly address the unacceptable racism and discriminatory remarks in the party from the top down.“It’s no secret that such toxic views are openly held in the Tory party given Boris Johnson has time and time again offended and insulted ethnic minorities and different groups.

“The Scottish Tories are now down by two candidates at this election after the their candidate for Aberdeen North was suspended following anti-Semitic and Islamophobic comments.

“This once again raises very serious questions not just about the Scottish Tories’ vetting procedures but also about the type of views that are circulating in the party.”