Nigel Farage is back. Diane James has quit as the leader of UKIP. It just goes to show, it is hard for start-ups to find a replacement for their boss.
It’s a wonder our Nigel will be able to find the time to lead UKIP again, what with him advising Donald Trump, an’ all, – supposedly.
Of course, Nig wasn’t the founder CEO of UKIP, but he certainly turned it around, from a party hardly anyone was talking about, to one that people either seemed to love or hate.
“I will continue as the interim leader of UKIP,” he said on the Victoria Derbyshire programme “and we will go through the electoral process."
Ms James was the leader of UKIP for 18 days, in comparison, Sam Allardyce enjoyed a marathon stint as the England manager before he resigned.
Maybe the snag here is that UKIP's’ success was down to an indefinable something, and Nigel has a job on his hands keeping his motley crew together, as past comments about bongo, bongo land etcetera show.
But it can be like that in with any start-up. Its success can also be down to an indefinable something – it has to be or else investors would have more luck picking winners.
So Nigel Farage joins the likes of Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, who became the company’s CEO again in 2016, after making way for others back in 2008.
More famously still, Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple in 1983, and was effectively fired from the company two years later. He became CEO again in 1997.
But then it is not always start-ups that see the same boss, more than one.
Take Chelsea and their on and off affair with Jose Mourinho, although it does seem unlikely he will return to the helm at Chelsea, again.
“I keep trying to escape... and before I'm finally free they drag me back,” said Nigel.
But who will take his place as the boss of UKIP?
Maybe it will be Neil Hamilton. To that idea Mr Farage said: “Really? Well we'll have to see about that won't we… I do not see any prospect of that horror story coming to pass.”
But then what is the purpose of UKIP? It has got its wish. For all that it says otherwise, this really is a one policy party, the clue is in the name, UK independent party.