The thrower’s own words on this have me in stitches:
Paul Crowther, 32, from Throckley, Newcastle, said it was a £5.25 Five Guys banana and salted caramel milkshake.
Mr Crowther said: “I didn’t know he [Mr Farage] was in town, I thought this is my only chance. It’s a right of protest against people like him. The bile and the racism he spouts out in this country is far more damaging than a bit of milkshake to his front.”
Standing in handcuffs outside a branch of Waterstones, Mr Crowther said he did not regret his actions. He denied an allegation that someone was cut, saying he only threw liquid on the politician. Of his milkshake, he added: “I was quite looking forward to it, but I think it went on a better purpose.”
And here’s what was left of the milkshake: