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Nicholas Pegg @NicholasPegg The Villa of Ormen

Actor, writer, director. Author of The Complete David Bowie. Co-creator of Decades. Probably the only Equity member to have played Hamlet, a Dalek and an otter.

1,294 Following   19,599 Followers   24,375 Tweets

Joined Twitter 2/8/10


@trickytrees12 Okay, you’ve made me feel seriously old there. The day Diana died, I was digging the pond which appe… https://t.co/uXI4oSU7MAHere’s a thing. Name the most famous person who, because of your youth at the time, you had never heard of until th… https://t.co/cqAGW1SfAaIt’s extraordinary that Johnson is prepared to... what’s the word? ... oh yes ... spaff his popularity up against t… https://t.co/DZahSdVo84In the garden today: unexpected visitor in the pond area. https://t.co/wDGqDXpCnJ @mrjamesob To paraphrase someone or other, Dominic Cummings is Dominic Cummings’s idea of an intelligent person.It’s one thing for Cummings to re-edit a blog to give the false impression that he predicted the pandemic last year… https://t.co/ZLynFPeKjyNEW - YouGov poll 59% think Dominic Cummings should resign (up from 52% at the weekend) https://t.co/h0Jxch9poJ
Retweeted by Nicholas Pegg @SaurPoints https://t.co/f9exCpCeaMHere's a handy cut-out-and-keep guide to the prepared script which swept the inboxes of Tory MPs and right-wing hac… https://t.co/HepT4qMipw“I regret nothing! My vision is impaired! I cannot see! Drive to Barnard Castle! Barnard Castle! My vision is impai… https://t.co/EQNGj8OpddAfter days of deafening silence, East Devon MP @simonjamesjupp pops his head above the parapet. A bit. On Facebook. https://t.co/oCk6bGMjU1For those wondering why the Prime Minister is risking it all to protect Dominic Cummings. The man he worked alongsi… https://t.co/yXVKB03BMC
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggI agree. For those of us who’ve been investigating & reporting on Cummings for 3+ years, this is a good day. He’s f… https://t.co/5hyOeM1y2P
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggIf Dominic Cummings did edit an old blog so that it appeared to warn about coronavirus, it matters for three reason… https://t.co/uT2AcdPbZ2
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggI think we all know from our own lives that you can sometimes get away with lying in the short-term. But in the lon… https://t.co/yzpLzwTQtb
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggNow Gove is claiming that he too has gone driving, more than once, to check his eyesight?! This is just becoming we… https://t.co/GnhrL0NbCU
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggBravo. This is what integrity looks like, Mr Johnson. https://t.co/pk5XUT5SCRI’d have accepted this. The irony is that we are now governed by people to whom the straightforward answer - or ‘te… https://t.co/7hAGC9pFdl
Retweeted by Nicholas Pegg @RobertDick It’s a close-run thing, but in the end I think Stones pips Androids thanks to the whole megalithic folk… https://t.co/NA3imlJEQn @pdplive Hello there! Love to you too, old chap. Not sure which of us has the maddest bastard in charge at the mome… https://t.co/vciSTc4yLwOh my God, this is actually true. https://t.co/4TnpyZ5WvSOh, is Trump still a thing? Yes, I suppose he must be. Sorry, we’ve been a bit distracted over here by our own dera… https://t.co/Ndnp7ofDRqGood luck with that. https://t.co/KYeFc77JRc @albumtoalbum Now there’s an album. @red_mutant_eyes Me too! Tonic For The Troops was one of the first albums I owned. Love it to this day.
5/26
2020
@red_mutant_eyes Oh, Rat Trap is fantastic. The documentary rightly traces its ancestry back through Springsteen an… https://t.co/pQjEHksBnOJust caught up with that BBC documentary on The Boomtown Rats. A fine, probing, intelligent film about one of rock’… https://t.co/z4wLPm7jJbJohnson's defence of Cummings is the same as Rees-Mogg's loathsome remarks about the Grenfell victims: if people ob… https://t.co/pEBYbNFylN
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggTo get your idiot name, combine a feeling you've never personally experienced with the surname of another arsehole. https://t.co/bPMFa6e2ue
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggOh look, Boris Johnson is lying through his teeth again. Left: Daily Mirror, 25 May 2020. Right: Daily Mail, 20 Oct… https://t.co/Xr6QZHhkDNFeels futile to point out Johnson's lying, but here he is in 2014 contradicting his claim to newly require glasses… https://t.co/pJxLM3hFIX
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggIn the garden today: peonies come in all sizes, shapes and colours. This is a big round white one, and it opened to… https://t.co/nc8KCDYU3JThose “time to move on” tweets just keep on coming. https://t.co/6He7Du079DThe magic words scripted by Cummings prior to today’s car-crash of press conference were “time to move on”. Do they… https://t.co/Ll5mHxxn4g“Brother William, be so good as to lend me Adso of Melk for the day. I thought I’d take him out for a little spin i… https://t.co/D0kF9WAhRz @Paul_Burgin Oh, it’s a test they do for glaucoma. A quick puff of air in your eye at close quarters. It momentaril… https://t.co/p7jCidpbFe @NicholasPegg I did quite well on my eye test, but I think I messed up the three-point turn.
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggI had an eye test in January. Usual sort of stuff: they shone light in my eyes, did that thing where they blow air… https://t.co/DIdunK0N9Z"I once took my wife and child on an hour's drive to test my eyesight" https://t.co/MlLyiERaku
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggPlease do NOT drive 30 miles to see if your eye sight is ok. Please do NOT drive at all #Cummgate
Retweeted by Nicholas Pegg“The presence of the Not-We threatens us. They must go away and leave us in peace. Now, quickly child, get in the c… https://t.co/6AHQgqtWxrVery much available here https://t.co/EtXzpUUDKr
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggMe at my next eye test https://t.co/aX0ZC4eTZl
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggVery bold to try to blame the media when the most obviously disprovable account was written by your own wife.
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggTo be fair, I can see why it’s essential for someone this clever to keep their job at such a critical moment in our nation’s history.
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggThis is like when someone decides, against all advice, to represent themselves in court.
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggIf you are worried about your eyesight, you go for a 30 mile drive? Am I going mad or is that where we are now?
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggThe more rattled he got at the questioning, the more he started prefacing his rebuttals with the words “With respec… https://t.co/mLx1ERMPYPYeah, your parents’ pad looks pokey and awful. Nowhere near as nice as a single-room flat in a tower block. https://t.co/3ierqThQ4c
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggImagine the screaming and swearing once he’s safely indoors. Let’s hope Downing Street staff are currently removing… https://t.co/EkZUkwKdyDHe’s on a loop now. “I was weighing lots of things up... safety of my child... people will make their own judgement… https://t.co/7CWSr11p7zOh, wonderful. Now his parents’ rolling acres are a shithole with, um... “concrete blocks”. So there. This is desperate stuff.“I make mistakes every day.” Yes. This car-crash of a press conference being a case in point. @Levity63 @paulwellerHQ Happy birthday!This is Professor Moriarty, the villainous mastermind behind everything that’s wrong with Britain. Just leaving thi… https://t.co/5nKu7CnKH0
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggHe’s attacking the media again. Over and over and over again. Apparently the problem is not that he did bad things,… https://t.co/SSfveIGhWnHas anyone been keeping count of how many times he has said “to be honest”? He keeps saying it, but if one thing is… https://t.co/2IzYGa3HYNGotta say, this is kicking Pizza Express in Woking into the long grass. @NicholasPegg Whoever told him it was a good idea to go before the cameras deserves a medal and a pay rise.
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggHe is really struggling now. His bullshit is piling up around him in coils.“I was looking to try to do the best that I could” by, er... [checks notes] ... driving 30 miles to a famous beauty… https://t.co/n3nODMmfgBIn fairness to Cummings, let’s not underestimate the “Herculean effort” he is having to make during this press conf… https://t.co/qKTcgVDupvAnd a fourth time he tries to blame the media.Isn’t anyone going to ask Cummings why, on 30 March, Downing Street lied to the Financial Times by claiming that he… https://t.co/rkqGjJMSjWAnd a third time he blames the media.Once again he is blaming “the coverage” of his conduct, rather than apologising for his conduct. Wanker.Ah, here we go. It’s the media’s fault, apparently.Oh, please. “On my wife’s birthday we accidentally drove 30 miles to a famous beauty spot” is about as convincing a… https://t.co/nJ6CD5xef3“Yes, Prime Minister, I know you’ve never picked up a saxophone in your life. That’s the whole point. Trust me, jus… https://t.co/JkQk78NmAhObviously delaying it so he ‘has to’ stop taking questions in order not to crash the Covid briefing.
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggIt’s rather marvellous, though, isn’t it, how this has brought us all together in front of our television sets on t… https://t.co/jE0Yl28cpCI know his statement has been delayed, but to be fair, bank holiday traffic on the A1 is often very heavy.
Retweeted by Nicholas Pegg @NicholasPegg He's either waiting until he doesn't have to stand in direct sunlight or he's stuck in traffic on the M1.
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggThere’s an old proverb that goes “Punctuality is the politeness of princes.” There’s a new proverb that goes “Keep… https://t.co/3LoeL8TxSWLook: Downing Street lied on 30 March, claiming Cummings was in London when he was not. Why did they lie if, as Joh… https://t.co/nHKjq9cqNtFinancial Times dated 30 March: Downing Street briefs that Dominic Cummings “will remain at his London home for th… https://t.co/DW40kfacdiIf what he did is in any way defensible he will have to explain why they lied about it from the very start. https://t.co/DeszFhYSue
Retweeted by Nicholas Pegg @LipskisGhost Ah, thanks.Ah, interesting. In direct contravention of the Code of Conduct for Special advisers, then. Do we yet know at what… https://t.co/aCmzzIGMX0The country: Prince Andrew's decision to go on Newsnight was a once in a generation PR disaster Dominic Cummings: Hold my gilet...
Retweeted by Nicholas Pegg @ARCRooksmoor Years of experience have led me to conclude that, deep down, right-wing zealots find it impossible to… https://t.co/0DvT51oc5E @edstradling Could be in trouble? Ed, they are up to their necks in raw sewage.1. Why the inverted commas on ‘rules’? They are rules. That’s not up for debate. 2. No, I haven’t. 3. No, I haven’t… https://t.co/cHqpd4DKU6Getting a bit concerned about East Devon MP @simonjamesjupp. Like many of his constituents I’ve been messaging him… https://t.co/SCkiB4zTx5Whenever you lose someone you think, "What could I have done differently? Is this my fault in some way? Did I not d… https://t.co/0XFkm11vZV
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggI think piling regret on top of grief is the most unforgivably cruel aspect of the government's position. Once you'… https://t.co/kg3LONg5UX
Retweeted by Nicholas PeggToday's magic words are "rest assured I’ve conveyed the strength of local feeling to relevant colleagues" https://t.co/whSC1BKH0Q
Retweeted by Nicholas Pegg24 May: “He followed the instincts of every father and every parent, and I do not mark him down for that... I belie… https://t.co/k9wKFmQxri19 April: “Breaking the rules is breaking the law.” On this day, Dominic Cummings and his wife Mary Wakefield are o… https://t.co/9q2VAJtQx218 April: “If people don’t comply with the rules, the police will take action.” The following day, Cummings and his… https://t.co/FmUEB6mTIB18 April: “Breaking the rules is breaking the law.” The following day, Dominic Cummings and his wife Mary Wakefield… https://t.co/8agO6S8pYW16 April: “The rules apply to everyone. Including you.” https://t.co/sxf2iwpZmG15 April: “If one person breaks the rules, we will all suffer.” https://t.co/qcgzatGCls15 April: “Your actions have consequences.” https://t.co/envERcEuvH14 April: “Rules aren’t just for others.” Today, Cummings is photographed at Downing Street, his isolation period h… https://t.co/ovWnh2DAMc14 April: “We can all do our bit.” Today, Cummings is photographed at Downing Street, his 14-day isolation period h… https://t.co/ksKBtrC2ot13 April: “If you go out, you could spread it. People will die.” The previous day, Dominic Cummings and his family… https://t.co/2X3UcTlZUW12 April: “Stay home this weekend.” On this day, Dominic Cummings and his family enjoy a day out at the tourist hot… https://t.co/vjLPz6V7AX11 April: “Play by the rules this weekend and give the park a miss.” The following day, Dominic Cummings and his fa… https://t.co/r0y8ge8WXL10 April: “Thank you for staying at home.” Digging the Churchillian vibe there. https://t.co/nlgiGUyesc
5/25
2020

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