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Ukip's Nigel Farage is back - Twitter ignites with #FarageUnresigns mockery

Nigel Farage has 'unresigned' from his position as the head of Ukip after a mere three days.

Following Farage, the ex-ex head of Ukip, being pipped to the post by Conservative candidate Craig Mackinlay in pursuit of the seat of South Thanet in the 2015 general election, the party leader resigned.

However, emulating Star Wars Jedi Obi Wan Kenobi’s doctrine, “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine,” the party ceremoniously announced its leader's return to lead the push for an EU referendum.

Steve Crowther, chairman of UKIP, said: "[Farage's resignation] was unanimously rejected by the NEC members who produced overwhelmingly evidence that the UKIP membership did not want Nigel to go.

"The [EU] referendum campaign has already begun this week and we need our best team to fight that campaign led by Nigel. He has therefore been persuaded by the NEC to withdraw his resignation and remains leader of UKIP."

As a result, #FarageUnresigns, was trending in the UK on Twitter on Monday afternoon.

The move was the subject of widespread mockery on social media.