The many names of Iain Duncan Smith


Long-term readers will be aware that This Blog enjoys giving new nicknames to Iain Duncan Smith, including the current favourite, ‘Gentleman Ranker’ (indicating a soldier from the upper classes who has not managed to gain a commission; a failure).

Others have been based on acronyms, including RTU (Return To Unit) and SNLR (Services No Longer Required).

Today (Tuesday) in a comment, Martin Odoni has provided more, which This Writer feels duty-bound to share with you all. He writes:

“Other possible short-names for Iain Duncan-Smith; –

LMAYQASM – Leave Me Alone, Your Questions Are Scaring Me
UWTTOBETOS – Underpants Wetter Than The Ouse, Brainpan Emptier Than Outer Space
YANSM – Your Aloof Neighbourhood Spineless Man
CVFNNL – CV From Never-Never Land
WASWHAS – Worships A Socialist While Hating All Socialists
IKYFYOGYK – I’m Killing You For Your Own Good You Know
TRMIFTW – Thinks Ramsay MacDonald Is Fit-To-Work

CVFNNL is particularly appropriate, yet he is determined to dictate to others how they should write theirs.

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  1. Pete B June 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    IWHSOMB I work hard sitting on my bum.

    ICFMU I claim for my underpants.

    ITIAVI I think I am very important.

    IHASPHMW I have a small penis hence my wickedness.

    IDAMBIHASP I drive a Morgan because I have a small penis.

    • Helen Sheard June 23, 2015 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      Iain Dumbc**t Smith works well for me!!!

      • Mike Sivier June 23, 2015 at 9:34 pm - Reply

        … but not for me because I have to make it nice for an all-ages and sensibilities readership.

  2. Dave Rowlands June 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm - Reply


    Not Fit For Purpose.

    • crazytrucker1951 June 23, 2015 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Good one!

      • crazytrucker1951 June 23, 2015 at 4:32 pm - Reply

        “NFFAP” Not Fit For Any Purpose perhaps?

    • steve scott June 23, 2015 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      And IDS is not Iain Duncan Smith but the more illuminating-“In Denial-Sociopath”

  3. M de MOwbray June 23, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I suffer from keyboard dyslexia and sometimes in private writing unfortunately write Smith with the m omitted and the h in its place; it’s very odd and I just don’t understand why I do it. Also in private I sometimes suffer from word dyslexia and instead of saying “Smith” I say the same word that my spelling dyslexia sometimes creates. Most peculiar, but it does seem rather apt! Luckily I refrain from making these mistakes on other peoples’ sites or where it might offend!

  4. Chris Tandy June 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    SKIESOTS ~~ Senility Kicked In Early, Signs Of Terminal Syphilis
    KLOP ~~ Kills Lots Of People
    MUSIC ~~ Most Unloved Scumbag in Country

    • Mike Sivier June 23, 2015 at 6:07 pm - Reply

      I don’t like the last one. Music has therapeutic uses.

      • Chris Tandy June 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm - Reply

        Point taken, Mike. “Music be the food of love”.
        He is more the enema than the food.

      • Barry Davies June 24, 2015 at 6:32 pm - Reply

        if music be the food of love prepare for indigestion.

  5. crazytrucker1951 June 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    The names I call him aren’t printable but are Anglo-Saxon expletives in fairly common everyday usage by Truck-Drivers worldwide! Though my favourite of the moment is Bunkum Smiff, or Drunken Smiff, or simply put a total waste of anything useful and when he was hatched out on the toilet wall by the sun his spawners threw away the best bit of him!
    Just seeing his face makes me want to first punch it then throw up!
    I’ll probably get moderated out but who cares? The Tories don’t!

    • Chris Tandy June 23, 2015 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      Names for him such as ‘Dumped-and Sniffed’, or ‘Dung-can S***tt’ really do slide off the tongue…..

  6. nivekd June 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Isn’t he simply an anagram of ‘THIS’?

  7. Mr.Angry June 23, 2015 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Spineless b*****d friends with the devil if he isn’t the devil himself, I have worked with defendants and criminals for years, IDS tops the lot, my god I hope he gets his comeuppance.

    Mike worried for you a gap in your blogs, glad you are back on line until Gove the gnome gets his way.

    • Mike Sivier June 23, 2015 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      I was off running a music/community festival.

  8. Ian June 23, 2015 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Catastrophically Unpleasant No-mark Twat.


  9. Michael Broadhurst June 23, 2015 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    not fit for purpose applies to all of this murdering scum of a government.

  10. hugosmum70 June 23, 2015 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    DHM…. devils henchman

  11. Dave Lyne June 23, 2015 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    I just want to know what information he has on persons currently in power that he uses to get this position beyond his ability, qualifications or experience. Mind you, that could be said for half the Tory Party, Cabinet Ministers and MP’s. I’m not sure if I have super-human powers but does anyone else see the slime trail he leaves?

    • joe withers June 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      In all likelihood, he is regarded as a useful idiot by the gilded cadre of toffs who are temporarily running the show. When the edifice of tyranny eventually begins to crumble, guess who will take the blame…

  12. darkwii June 23, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    May I suggest another old forces one….


    Lacking Moral Fibre

    Generally found in the service notes of someone who’s been given an dishonourable discharge, or didn’t make the cut in the first place.

  13. paulrutherford8 June 23, 2015 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    A simple, self-explanatory acronym?
    Woeful, Atrociously Nihilistic, Knowledge-Evading Retard.


  14. jbw31 June 23, 2015 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    IDS in our house hold stands for Idiotic Dopy S***E (or this could be S**T if you prefer). Just rearrange the letters HSTIE or HTIS.

  15. Chris Tandy June 23, 2015 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    SMEG ~~ Spiteful Malicious Evil G!t.

  16. Nigel Wootton June 23, 2015 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    IDS Insidious Dole Snatcher

  17. Russell Clewlow June 23, 2015 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    IDS Irredeemably Dead Soul

  18. matty June 23, 2015 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    Incredibly Dangerous Shiest-er!

  19. NMac June 24, 2015 at 7:14 am - Reply

    A bit long-winded, but “The Thoroughly Dishonest Embezzler” fits him perfectly and is a permanent reminder of what is colloquially called, “The Betsygate Affair”, when he obtained public money by deception.

    • Mike Sivier June 24, 2015 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      Wasn’t he exonerated?

  20. crazytrucker1951 June 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Minister For Death?
    ABF = Arbeit Mach Frei?

  21. Maria June 24, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    he has a lot of names yes, and not one of them is positive.

  22. maxwell1957 June 24, 2015 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Now, apropos of nothing in particular, it has always struck m, that the name ‘ Ian Duncan Smith ‘ has a aroused feelings of curiosity in my mind.

    I mean, there is something about it that doesn’t seem right-it seems to have about it the aura of grandiloquence.

    It strikes me as being the kind of name that an oik with a name something like ‘ Scroggins minimus’, who attended some third-rate prep’ school that wasn’t even ISIS registered, might well choose to hide his past.
    A bit like John Major ( the PM who ran away from the circus )omitting the Balls of his proper name of John Major-Balls.

    • Mike Sivier June 24, 2015 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      You mean a person called George Smith, for example?

      • maxwell1957 June 24, 2015 at 4:23 pm - Reply

        No, the ‘ Scroggins minimus’ epithet was used in a satirical manner to typify the snobbery of the private school system.

        I speak from experience. I attended one for a couple of terms. It wasn’t because my parents could afford to send to such an establishment.

        It was rather that the State system couldn’t provide schooling that matched my very particular needs.

        It turned out that neither could the private sector, but that is another story that has nothing to do with the subject being discussed.

        I only survived boarding school life for as long as i did mainly because ( I would like to believe ) that they didn’t take too kindly to me quoting the thoughts of Mao Tse-tung at the most inappropriate times, such as in lessons on British Constitution.
        I also had a tendency to rile the prefects somewhat…especially an Iranian whose father/uncle ( can’t remember which ) was supposedly the Prime Minister to the Shah of Persia. My exit from that school was something like the rebellion in the Lindsay Anderson film ” If….” only without the firearms, grenades and deaths. I used a fire extinguisher to ‘ cool the ardour’ of some of the prefects.

      • crazytrucker1951 June 24, 2015 at 4:56 pm - Reply

        Disagree Mike, George Smith has a ring about it, an all round good bloke, a working class hero if you like, knew a George Smith years ago he was a fellow Shop Steward, a decent fella and an animal lover so he can’t be all bad, a million miles from this particular Smiff who probably spent his youth and possibly still does, torturing small furries?
        Wikipedia says he went to Sandhurst and rose to the dizzying heights of Lieutenant, but the rest of his education looks a little suspect and certainly miles away from the Posh Boys, Eton and the Bullingdon Club, no wonder IDS is not well liked, certainly with that crowd, not one of us! But as somebody has stated he’ll fit the bill for taking the fall when the whole sorry edifice crumbles about their ears.

      • maxwell1957 June 29, 2015 at 9:17 pm - Reply

        George smith was decent kid-he’s now a chef in some hotel in Inverness.

  23. ACGM June 25, 2015 at 1:48 am - Reply

    To me he is and always will be “The Slug”

  24. hstorm June 25, 2015 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    36 comments?!?! Oh man, what have I set in motion?

  25. mrmarcpc July 2, 2015 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Failed, incompetent, useless, Tory leading c***bag, or just simply Twat!

  26. mrmarcpc July 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Or here’s another one for you, IDS, A***hole of the Highest Order!

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