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News in brief: August 26, 2018

No 10: The “natural constitutional process” is that Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister if Boris Johnson’s government falls, Labour frontbencher Barry Gardiner said yesterday.

He told Sky News that Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson is being “extremely petulant” for dismissing Mr Corbyn’s plan to become “caretaker PM” to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31.

Mr Corbyn is expected to launch a vote of confidence in Mr Johnson’s government — which has a majority of just one — in the coming weeks in the hope to force a general election.

SCOTLAND CELL DEATH: Shocking CCTV footage has emerged showing Scottish prison officers laughing and giving a thumbs up as a naked inmate is taken away in an ambulance.

Allan Marshall, 30, died in hospital after guards at HMP Saughton near Edinburgh dragged him face down across a corridor in 2015.

His family have now asked for the footage to be published, saying his treatment in jail was “a form of torture.”

BA STRIKE: The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) announced strikes on Friday night after 93 per cent of its members rejected an 11.5 per cent pay rise across three years.

Some British Airways flights on non-strike days will be affected, but the bulk of those cancelled are on the strike days of September 9, 10 and 27.

The airline was criticised on Saturday after an email error meant some passengers were wrongly told their flights were cancelled.

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