Asked how Tucker would have responded to Cummings’ claims, Peter told The Andrew Marr Show: “I can’t really say what Malcolm would say because the language would be unusable.
“But I think in many ways what we are seeing… is like the The Thick of It because of the levels of vitriol and absurdity and ego that are going on.
“At the same time it is beyond that. It is a kind of tragicomic situation without the comic bit and I think it is beyond a joke.
“These are the people who are supposed to look after us and they are behaving in a way that is not funny.
“So I don’t even think Malcolm would exist in this world. He is too good for this world.”