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Byers influence claims 'frankly ludicrous"

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A government minister has described secretly filmed claims by ex-transport secretary Stephen Byers that he secured secret deals with ministers for firms as "ludicrous".

Minister for Further Education Kevin Brennan, told the Today programme he thought Byers was "bigging himself up in order to try and win himself a job".

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