After the general election comes the in-party fighting.
No, not from Labour after their "surprise" defeat or from the decimated Liberal Democrats, but Ukip, the relatively successful party that achieved four million votes.
This week has seen a host of recriminations and briefings between different factions of the party over Nigel Farage's leadership. Mr Farage stood down after losing in South Thanet, but his resignation letter was refused by Ukip’s national executive.
However, Ukip’s economics spokesperson Patrick O’Flynn told The Times that Mr Farage had transformed into a “snarling, thin-skinned, aggressive” man after the election.
Mr Farage was asked about the party in-fighting, to which he said there wasn't any, arguing that only two people out of 47,000 party members had spoken out against him.
To see what Mr Farage said he'd do with his two critics, watch the video below:
He said that we would be having "interviews without coffee" with his critics.
Mr Farage has argued that he has “phenomenal” support from his own activists.
Still, the problems will not go away. Major party donor Stuart Wheeler told BBC Radio 5Live that the leader should resign and take part in a leadership contest if he wanted to remain in his post.
In pictures: The rise of Ukip
In pictures: The rise of Ukip
1/8 1993: Alan Sked forms Ukip
History professor Alan Sked had been active in anti-EU politics for a while beore he founded Ukip in 1993. He resigned from the party after the 1997 election, concerned that it was attracting far-right members, and has been critical of Ukip since. Picture: Reuters
2/8 2005: Kilroy defects
Former TV presenter Robert Kilroy-Silk founded Veritas in 2005, after a failed bid to become leader, and took many of Ukip's elected members with him. But the party slowly lost its popularity and didn't put forward any candidates in the last election. Picture: REUTERS/Kieran Doherty REUTERS KD/RUS
3/8 2010: Farage becomes leader, again
Farage had led Ukip from 2006 until 2009, when he stood down to fight against the Speaker, John Bercow, for his Buckingham seat. He failed to win the election and returned to lead the party in November 2010. Picture: REUTERS/Kieran Doherty
4/8 2010: Ukip fights for election
Nigel Farage was injured in a plane crash on polling day in the 2010 general election, but his party increased its success in the votes. It fielded 572 candidates and took 3.1% of the vote, though failed to win any seats. REUTERS/Darren Staples
5/8 2013: Eastleigh gains
Ukip's candidate Diane James got the highest ever number of votes for any candidate from the party, but was beaten by the Liberal Democrats. The surge in support gave Ukip confidence ahead of local and European elections later in the year. Picture: Reuters
6/8 2013: Bloom kicked out
Godfrey Bloom, who served as an Ukip MEP from 2004 to 2014, had the whip withdrawn in 2013 after sexist comments and an attack on a journalist. He sat as an independent MEP until 2014, when he ended his term in office. Picture: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
7/8 2014: European election success
Ukip got a higher proportion of the vote than any other party in 2014's European elections, adding 11 new MEPs and taking its total to 24. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
8/8 2014: Carswell defects
Douglas Carswell defected from Ukip at the end of August, and was followed by Mark Reckless at the end of September, who resigned from the Tories amid rumours of many more defections to come. Picture: REUTERS/Toby Melville
Ukip's voteshare rose in every constituency apart from two in last week's general election.
The party saw a 9.5 per cent rise in voteshare across the electorate in last week’s general election, a swing which Labour officials admit cost them seats.Reuse content