Sally's Haiku Lockdown Diary - March 2021

Updated: Mar 28, 2021

01/03/21 - 31/03/21


Gordon Elliott’s

horrific dead horse photo

shocks the racing world.

Top trainer poses

on corpse while taking phone call.

Sport in disrepute.

Billionaire’s piss-take:

Chris Hohn determines worth with

record salary.

Labour indicates

it would back gradual rise in

corporation tax.

Sunak’s budget fails

to address a decade of

negligence says Dodds.

Former President

of France, Sarkozy, sentenced

on corruption charge.

Female reporter

abused for sports coverage

in sexist mob-cry.


Sexual harassment,

Gas-lighting: calls for Cuomo

to resign office.


His grip over the

rank and file, makes Trump still a

significant threat.

Hostile take-over

yet still possible after

failed impeachment trial.

Fears that a quarter

of grass-roots sports clubs will not

survive to return.

Women in the home:

generational role-back

on social freedoms.


surge against pregnant women

and mothers at work.


Government settles

to stop bully Patel from

facing tribunal.


Press ramps up interest

in the week before ‘spill-all’

Royal interview.

Proposed 1 percent

pay rise for NHS staff

branded pitiful.


How many nurses

salaries to decorate

number 10 (again)?

Pay offer looks like

Tory contempt for Covid

NHS heroes.

Below inflation,

real-term pay cuts continue

for public sector.

Nominal ban for

ethically unfit, award

winning horse trainer.

In Reception class

visit photo, Johnson plays

with his poster paints.


Labour candidacy

row for next Liverpool Mayor

branded a ‘Shit-Show’.

Flying ship mirage

spotted off Cornish coast-line

captured on camera.


Draft bill to revoke

fixed term parliament plays to

Boris Johnson’s hand.

A career based on

ethical plasticity

and boosterism.

Contempt for the rules,

cavalier with convention,

trust him with nothing.

DfE award

new contract to firm behind

school meals fiasco.

Rapid tests planned for

use in schools, ‘very likely’

to give false readings.


Woken by the cat

strutting the runway of my

snoozing, supine form.


Bullying row, a

cynical bid to take the

heat off Prince Andrew?

Epstein brought in girl

like a takeaway supper:

Air Mailed consumption.

Flown in to New York

to service Royalty in

Epstein’s private home.

Queen of Interview:

Oprah the real winner, as

critics’ praise pours in.


In the Queen’s response,

‘recollections may vary’

from those of Duchess.

Public pulpits for

perennial misanthropes

need further censure.

Even Murdock said

he had bigger balls than brains.

His fall is no shock.

Farewell, good riddance.

Noughties culture nasty-man

finally walked out.

End of the road for

the man who never knew when

to stop. Piers Morgan.


Ministers asked to

justify 20 billion

spent on test and trace.

Committee chair states

that the public purse was used

as an ATM.

No evidence that

test and trace scheme cut Covid

infection levels.

Sino-British ties

further strained, as China seeks

to veto free press.


Case develops as

Met Officer arrested

in hunt for Sarah.


Walking Britain’s streets

should not be dependent on

light and company.