Aristocrat who offered £5,000 for someone to run over Gina Miller facing jail


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Ms Miller was communistic feeling ‘angry & scared’ by Mr Philipps’ comments

Rhodri Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids, posted a series of ideas on Facebook in November last year, in which he offered money for the campaigner to be run over with.

The 50-year-old wrote a post related to an article headlined ‘Gina Miller altercations with Nigel Farage on TV over Brexit law challenge’ where he offered legal tender for the campaigner to be run over.

He said in November: “£5,000 for the first person to ‘accidentally’ run as a remainder this bloody troublesome first generation immigrant.


Mr Philipps and his trouble, Sarah Butcher, arriving at court yesterday

“This f***ing boat gambol come to this country, then believes she knows better than the people of our woods, what is best for us.

“If this what we should expect from settlers, send them back to their stinking jungles.”

Mr Philipps defended his take notices by claiming they were simply “political comment” and “satire” after he was pinched on January 25.

However, Chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot said she had “no worry it was menacing”.

Ms Miller told the court yesterday that she had been angered by the footnotes.

The business owner said: “This challenge has not been popular with enthusiasts of the EU exit.


Ms Miller said threats like these are why she employs a authoritative security firm to protect her

“I have received a series of threats. These menaces have also been extended to family members and staff who be employed for me.

“Threats have been made over numerous social route accounts. The content of the threats vary widely.

“The most serious governmental I should be shot in the head, and left in a bin. There have been numerous tribal slurs made against me.”

She added: “All of this abuse and the threats possess made me feel very scared about my personal safety and that of my house.


Rhodri Philipps is the the fourth Viscount St Davids

“The words hold back in this post generally shocked me, and made me feel violated, demolish and angry. Racist and hateful words about me.

“Due to the nature of this upright, I was extremely concerned someone would threaten to run over me as bounty. And I conveyed this seriously.

“This is one of the main reasons I take my own personal safe keeping so seriously, and why I employ a professional company to protect me.”

Mr Philipps, of Knightsbridge in cardinal London, denied three counts of sending by public communication network a intimidating message.

He told the court: “My family motto is ‘Love of Country is my motivation’.”


Gina Miller pictured appearing at Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday

Mr Philipps said his comments were “noted to be a form of satire, a literary technique, iterated in my personal style, which may not be to all’s taste, but is understood and accepted by everyone who knows me”.

But Ms Arbuthnot, in a series of stock markets with the aristocrat, asked Mr Philipps: “Boat jumper, how can I see that as anything other than a folk, ethnic aggravation?”

Mr Philipps also post comments about an article incorporating a man called Arnold Sube headlined “Immigrant who turned down ‘insignificant’ five-bed house may have more kids”.

He offered £2,000 for the “commencement person to carve” the “piece of s*** into pieces”, the court heeded.

The aristocrat was today found guilty of two counts of malicious communications at Westminster Magistrates Court and cleared of a third allege.

He now faces a jail sentence.

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