British Airways (BA) has lost its appeal to stop its pilots taking strike action after a High Court judge ruled that the ballot had been issued correctly and that the result could therefore stand.British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) revealed that 93% of its members coxed on 22 July to strike over pay, which could begin as soon as  5 August.Strike action is set to cause severe delays over the key summer holiday period. Balpa represents about 90% of the airline’s pilots. BA says it will appeal the judgement, but is also urging the union to return to talks. In a statement, BA said: “We are

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