Rhodri Philipps jailed for 12 weeks over Facebook post on Brexit campaigner Gina Miller

 
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A viscount has been jailed for 12 weeks for offering money to anyone who would run over Brexit campaigner Gina Miller.

Rhodri Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids, was convicted at Westminster Magistrates’ Court earlier this week.

Shortly after Miller won a landmark High Court challenge against the government last year, he wrote online: “£5,000 for the first person to ‘accidentally’ run over this bloody troublesome first generation immigrant.” He also described her as an “immigrant boat jumper”.

Philipps, 50, of Knightsbridge in London, was convicted on two counts of sending menacing messages on a public electronic communications network, having also made comments about an immigrant on benefits in a news article.

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