News of Iain Duncan Smith’s knighthood went down much as you’d expect – 8 typical reactions

The government announced its New Year’s honours list, including actor and charity campaigner, Olivia Newton-John, who received a damehood and Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor, who was awarded an OBE.

Not receiving an honour was former-Speaker John Bercow, in a break with tradition for the first time in 230 years, and in another controversial decision, Iain Duncan-Smith is set to become Sir Iain Duncan Smith.

This is why it was controversial.

And these reactions were very much representative of the wider trend.

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Some people noted that the knighthood was actually completely apt.

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The inimitable Cold War Steve depicted the impending scene as only he could.

That’s likely to be the image they use on the BBC.

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