He took a big gamble to get the People’s Army back on the front foot, and lost.
He and his Party are used to weathering negative coverage – even when it’s true.
He might have got his life back, but he doesn’t seem to want to give up the limelight.
The People’s Army has lost thousands of members, has barely any money and is still beset by infighting.
Three days on, he is still milking his visit to the President-elect for all it’s worth – and who can blame him?
The concept of a non-party party, standing independents to “clean up politics” has been tried before.
Arise, Lord Farage of Beer.
Woolfe is talented, likeable and a natural small-c conservative. Hopefully the talks to try to persuade him to join the blues will now reopen.
UKIP conference: Farage is gone (for real, this time). James is the new leader. A purge is on the way.
The new leader’s speech was a missed opportunity. And the People’s Army is in danger of complacency.
The biggest challenge for their new leader will be escaping Farage’s shadow. The second biggest challenge will be keeping their major donor happy.
They might yet abolish the NEC in order to get their way.
It’s letting Labour off the hook and exposing itself to Conservative counter-attack. Is SNP-style phalanx discipline essential to nationalist success?
Yet another faction fight is being won by a combination of rulebook brutality and clumsy errors.
With the departure of their leader, and the Leave victory achieved, the “People’s Army” is turning its eyes to new voters and new messages.
The party’s two new spokesmen on economics and business are both unelected party officials.