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Rhodri Philipps arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London yesterday. Photo: AFP/Getty

Rhodri Philipps arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London yesterday. Photo: AFP/Getty

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Rhodri Philipps arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London yesterday. Photo: AFP/Getty

A British viscount who offered £5,000 (€5,400) for someone to kill anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller has dropped his appeal to have his 12-week jail term reduced.

Rhodri Philipps, also known as the 4th Viscount St Davids, was jailed on July 13 for writing a number of racially abusive posts on Facebook.

Philipps (50), of Knightsbridge, central London, served only five days of his sentence before being released on bail while his appeal was pending.

One post read: "£5,000 for the first person to 'accidentally' run over this first-generation immigrant."

He called Ms Miller (52) a "f***ing boat jumper" after she won a High Court challenge against the UK government.

Yesterday, he dropped his appeal and was warned his jail sentence will resume immediately.

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