Government to struggle on without Duncan Smith’s warmth and charm

DAVID Cameron’s government is in crisis after losing its most popular member.

Senior Tories said the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith robs the government of a ‘genuinely nice man’ who the voters saw as a ‘personal friend’.

One source said: “He lights up a room with his smile. His body language is all about cuddles and people are just drawn to him instinctively. He was our greatest political asset.”

Staff at the Department for Work and Pensions sobbed uncontrollably as Duncan Smith announced his resignation. As he left the building members of the public offered him flowers and hugs.

Duncan Smith was Tory leader from 2001 to 2003 but resigned after he became so popular he feared he would create a personality cult that could undermine British democracy.

Voter Tom Logan said: “He’s a lovely bloke and I’m going to send him a nice card. I hope they don’t replace him with some creepy bastard.”