Exactly one-week ago Ukip were hoping for good success at the polls as the UK General Election took place. In the end they only secured one parliamentary seat even though almost 4mil people in the UK voted for them; that is down to the type of first-past-the-post voting system operating in the UK.
Farage joined Labour leader Ed Miliband and the Liberal Democrat's Nick Clegg resigning as party leader on May 8 but in the case of Farage his time in the wilderness was short-lived.
Days later Farage is back as leader after reports that the party refused to accept his resignation but all is not well in 'kipper' land.
Opponents have long accused Ukip of being a one-man-band with Farage as the electable face of the party. It says a great deal about Ukip when Mr Farage is the only electable face and voice of the party.
Thursday the Guardian has published a series of tweets under the title "Ukip in turmoil as campaign chief condemns Farage - Politics live."
The consensus appears to be that the party must face a leadership race of forever be damned as a one-man-party, a type of monarchy or even a dictatorship.
Economics spokesman for Ukip Patrick O'Flynn told The Times Mr Farage risked turning the party into a "personality cult" accusing him of becoming "snarling, thin-skinned [and] aggressive."
BBC News reports Mr O'Flynn as also saying "senior aides within the party and told The Times "aggressive" and "inexperienced" staffers must be cleared out. And a senior UKIP source described Mr Farage's decision to remain leader without a contest as "a tragedy of self destruction"."
While Labour, the Liberal Democrats and Ukip and distracted with leadership battles and in some cases in-fighting the new Tory government is free to unleash its worst almost unchecked before parliament is recalled.
Ukip could be one party about to implode or explode.
Douglas Carswell was the party's only 2015 election triumph as he held onto his Clacton seat but there is a huge but; Carswell the Tory representative of that seat until he defected to Ukip in August 2014.
While some are touting Carswell as the next Ukip leader I wonder if he will use the revolving door back into the arms of his old Conservatives chums giving the Tories one more seat in the Commons.
Who will ultimately be leader of Ukip is not clear. As a party of fruit-cakes, racists and loons, to quote David Cameron, there is little real choice.