Duncan Smith

(redirected from Iain Duncan Smith)
Also found in: Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Duncan Smith

(ˈdʌŋkən ˈsmɪθ)
n
(Biography) (George) Iain. born 1954, British politician; leader of the Conservative Party (2001–03); secretary of state for work and pensions (from 2010)
References in periodicals archive ?
Esther McVey - a former Breakfast Time TV presenter and later an apprentice to dole henchman Iain Duncan Smith - knows precious little about politics and even less about people in my opinion.
The switch to the all-in-one benefit, the brainchild of ex-Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, has left thousands facing homelessness.
FORMER political party leaders Ed Miliband and Iain Duncan Smith have signed up for a new venture as radio hosts.
The leading "political lights" in Westminster will be Boris Johnston, Nigel Farage and Iain Duncan Smith - all right-wing politicians.
Spoof satirical band The Iain Duncan Smiths, who take their name from the Mancunian legends led by Morrissey and the much vilified former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith, have reinterpreted SFA's '90s album Radiator in "tribute" to Home Secretary Theresa May's snooper's charter.
But the fact is that Iain Duncan Smith already runs an organisation that everybody who is on benefits needs to engage with.
A Midlands teenager recognised with a special apprenticeship award for demonstrating outstanding ability in his new job has been singled out for praise by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.
IAIN Duncan Smith has been forced to spend PS170,000 promoting the Bedroom Tax - because it is hated across the land.
IT has recently emerged that, in addressing the scandal of youth unemployment, George Iain Duncan Smith (notorious profiligate of failed projects) of the DWP is prepared to sanction the payment of PS2275 to employers who are prepared to offer "work experience" to unemployed youth.
W ORK and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has insisted he knows what is like to be on the breadline as he dismissed a petition calling for him to live on PS53 a week as a "complete stunt".
IAIN Duncan Smith lashed out at graduates who consider themselves "too good" to stack supermarket shelves as he vowed not to back down after a flagship back-to-work scheme was ruled legally flawed.
Summary: Suggestions of a rift between George Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith have been rejected by a senior minister.