Paul Crowther Wiki
Paul Crowther has been identified as the 32-year-old man who threw a milkshake at British politician Nigel Farage on Monday.
Per BBC, Farage, the leader for the Brexit Party, was speaking in Newcastle when he was hit smack in the front of his suit with a massive milkshake. Crowther, a man from Throckley, Newcastle, told BBC it was his milkshake. Specifically, it was a Five Guys banana and salted caramel milkshake.
— Nana P (@NanaInThames) May 21, 2019
Police said today that a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.
Mr. Farage, who was campaigning for the European elections as part of a UK-wide tour today, was furious, and whisked off by his security detail.
Paul Crowther Arrested
Mr. Crowther’s social media also show him to be a Labour Party supporter, and supporter of a second Brexit referendum.
And he even seemed to have taken inspiration for the milkshake attack from an earlier dessert smattering on Ukip hopeful, Carl Benjamin – as he shared an article about it.
He also tweeted: “If I ever support a politician who has openly said he would rape another politician, please consider throwing milkshake at him fair game.
Do you dislike #NigelFarage?
Do you like #milkshakes?
Does the thought of a racist pig being coated in a gooey substance make your heart swell?
Then back #PaulCrowther and sign the #petition to let @SkyUK know he shouldn’t be fired for being such a boss.https://t.co/ghFZ0qFKpu
— Cinnamon (@Cinister09) May 21, 2019
“Fascist, misogynist areseholes deserve all the dairy-based products that come sailing their way.”
Mr Crowther said today he threw the shake to protest against Mr. Farage’s “bile and racism”.
He said: “I didn’t know he was in town, I thought this is my only chance.”
Of his milkshake, he ruefully said: “I was quite looking forward to it, but I think it went on a better purpose.”
He declined to say what he did for a living, but his Facebook account claims he is a customer services representative at Sky and a manager at ‘The Mad Brewery’.
I look forward to being part of the crowd funder that pays Paul Crowther’s legal fees, fine and for enough milkshakes to last him a lifetime.
— Paul Thomas Miller (@BaronVonBork) May 21, 2019
He previously wrote online: “When, exactly, was Farage a ‘nice guy’?”
And on the idea of not leaving the EU at all, he said: “Cool, let’s do that then.”
The social media accounts also show him to have shared articles promoting another Brexit referendum.
Following the Assault, Farage Condemned the Attack on Twitter
After the “assault” took place, Farage took to Twitter to condemn the attack against him. He tweeted, “Sadly some remainders have become radicalized, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible. For a civilized democracy to work you need the losers consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this.”
Sadly some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible.
For a civilised democracy to work you need the losers consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 20, 2019
Following that, he also gave a statement to Northumbria Police and said he would be pressing charges against Crowther, per Daily Telegraph reporter Christopher Hope.
Soon, Farage’s name was a trending topic on Twitter, with many weighing in on the incident in both defense and condemnation of Crowther’s actions.
One person wrote, “On this day, and on each anniversary of this day; I will drink a banana milkshake and think of the way a
#Milkshake ran down the suit of Nigel Farage sullying him like he has tried to dirty our democracy, for years.”
In contrast, right-wing American Jack Posobiec tweeted, “Anyone not calling out the attacks on Nigel Farage and Tommy Robinson is not serious about ending violence in politics […] These are appalling displays of extremism and a dark indicator of what’s to come […] if this does not off-ramp soon Where does this end?”
Paul Crowther in the heat of the moment thought of those that would praise his assault.
He didn’t consider the reality of his wife missing him for months, threats and losing his job.
This is why we must not celebrate assault to anybody including eggs thrown at Corbyn! Sad. pic.twitter.com/MreKIzDZxm
— The UK’s Post-Democratic Era (@postdemocracyUK) May 21, 2019