Nanny's strict rules about racial/sexual diversity don't just apply to people, they apply to dummies too.
In Nanny's world we are all equal, even the dummies.
Thus it has come to pass that the police mascot, known as Steve, has been labelled by Nanny's lickspittles as being too male and white.
PSCO Steve was created by the Metropolitan Police to visit primary schools. Unfortunately Steve is male and white. Nanny hates white males, because they represent a part of society that she cannot understand and will not accept.
Therefore the Met has been ordered to spend £15K of our money replacing Steve with non male non white alternatives.
The much "respected" and "popular" head of the Met, Sir Ian Blair said:
"These characters will be more representative
of London's population and the diverse range of police personnel."
FYI, the original PCSO Steve costume was based on a real person (Sutton borough police community support officer Stephen King). Unfortunately Nanny hates reality, and prefers instead to create and live in a fictional world.
Pc Geoff Parker, who works in Islington, thinks that the whole idea is bollocks.
"One of the things that is damaging our job
and our relations with the community is this
constant overbearing political correctness.
We seem to be taking the issue to the extreme,
and pandering to every whim and gripe.
We need to take a sensible approach to this
and stop over-reacting."
A foolish waste of money and effort, but when did Nanny ever worry about wasting money?