Goodbye To The Hill



BBC NI political correspondent Martina Purdy chooses religion.

That’s Stormont for you.

17 thoughts on “Goodbye To The Hill

  1. Soundings

    Is it the Sisters of Mercy she’s joining? If so, here’s a great joke for her to break the ice with on her first day:

    This man was driving along a highway, and he saw a sign saying “Sisters of Mercy – House of Prostitution – 2 km”. He is rather interested and is even more excited when he sees a sign, “Sisters of Mercy – House of Prostitution – 1 km”. He decided that he’ll visit this place, and when he sees the next sign “Sisters of Mercy – House of Prostitution – Turn Left”. He turns left and parks in the parking lot, he goes in and sees a nun sitting behind a desk, he is rather excited by this, and he goes to the nun and says “Err I’m here to um… you know..”

    The nun smiles and nods “Follow me.”

    He follows her and they proceed along hallways and through doors. Finally they stop in front of this door. The nun holds out a can and the man, getting the hint, puts $50 in there and goes into the door and closes behind him. When he looks around, he realises he’s outside again, there is a sign saying “You’ve just been screwed by the Sisters of Mercy – please go in peace.”

    1. rotide

      The selective rabble rousing of Lars Biscuits is getting worse. It’s starting to sail very very close to the wind.

      Would this be here if she had left the BBC to become a gardener? Or how about if she left to join a charity helping people in south sudan?

      of course it wouldn’t , but she left to become a member of religious order and this is fodder for the peons in the cheap seats who use the phrase ‘Live and let live’ when it suits them.

  2. georgy

    Woman has a change of career/lifestyle….whoopdydooo!
    I’m not even sure it warranted a press release, but the shock and pearl clutching of Broadsheet religionphobes is funny.

  3. Christopher

    I really liked her reports for both the news and for political programs on BBC NI. Very insightful and precise style. Didn’t know she was so religious- guess that shows again what and excellent journalist she was.

    Good luck to her.

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