It looks as though would-be King John Wanoa has made another unsuccessful attempt to enter the country, this time via Belfast.
In a live-streamed video yesterday, Andy Devine hemmed and hawed and prevaricated and tried to put a good face on it, but eventually had to admit that Wanoa had been denied entry to the UK, and subsequently denied entry to the Netherlands:
“This is the second time I’ve come to meet John Wanoa, and he’s, er, not going to be there again”, Devine explains with something which could almost be described as a sheepish grin. “So John won’t be able to make it to Ireland….So I’ll do it remote, again, the same as last time, on the 16th, for St Patrick, for the eight-pointed star”.
Um, sure Andy, whatever you say.
(Also, it turns out that “Trip Beggins” was not, as we at first suspected, some weird Freeman on the Land patois for “attempting to raise money for a trip via a begging bowl”, but merely Devine’s peculiar spelling of “Trip Begins”. Bit disappointing, really.)