The apoplectic response from those who have sought to create division and hatred in our society is as delicious as the milkshake probably was. People have had real beatings and abuse on the back of the rhetoric of Farage and his ilk. They deserve no sympathy.
I currently work there 4 days a week. A few thoughts...The football museum in the city centre is worth a visit as are the Lowry or Imperial War Museum at Salford Quays. Plenty of good real ale to be had - lots of bars in the Northern Quarter but expect London prices in some. Have a look at the Frog and Bucket - there can be some great new or experimental comedy on there and just along the road is Mackie Mayor which is a different but good eating and drinking experience in an old market. Some of the locals may have other ideas.