Watch: James Cleverly’s spat with fellow motorist

Watch: James Cleverly's spat with fellow motorist
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Conservative party chairman James Cleverly was at the receiving end of another motorist's ire after a collision on the M11 on Friday evening.

Twitter user Asim Khan alleged that the Tory MP clipped the side of his car with his Land Rover 4x4 while he was on his phone.

Khan claims that Cleverly accepted liability for the accident, only to retract it later, adding that the Cabinet minister is a 'Liar of a person' and 'is not to be trusted':

This guy James Cleverly is a dishonest and a Liar of a person. He is not to be trusted. He hit my car on M11 while speeding and using his phone. At the scene he admitted it was his fault. He damaged my new car. When i contacted him he said he is not accepting liability.Shame on u

— Asim (@Asim08535742) August 20, 2019

A spokesperson for Cleverly said: 'James was involved in a minor accident with another car on Friday. The matter is now being dealt with by his insurance company.'

Sources close to Cleverly denied that he was speeding, using his phone or that he initially accepted liability.

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