Let’s hear it for the Aarhus Convention!
This shows clearly what a great a deal I had from my, our, legal team who were considerably cheaper (though I would say considerably better too) than Natural England’s legal team.
Thank you again to everyone who funded this legal challenge and, remember, we are seeking to appeal the judgment so it isn’t over yet. But Natural England seem hell-bent on carrying out brood-meddling this year even though it is opposed by me, birding opinion, raptor workers in the North of England and the RSPB. This daft project, signed off by former PM-hopeful Rory Stewart, and defended recently by new Natural England Chair, my mate Tony Juniper, is not only costly financially for Natural England but also continues to damage its profile and reputation with all but grouse shooters.