It is mad and hilarious that in the same week Britain lost a prime minister many pundits were debating the legitimacy of throwing milkshakes over political opponents.
These attacks are funny. Pouring a girly if delicious drink on a macho politician is amusing – as evinced by the people laughing. But it is also violent, in much the same way throwing anything at anyone is an act of violence, because that is how the word is defined and used in English. And it is violent in the legal sense, potentially earning a charge of common assault.