There's a lot going on this week, so I shall be brief!

We entertain our Council at the Lodge tomorrow for one of our quarterly meetings.  On Wednesday I will be giving evidence to the Efra Select Committee on behalf of Wildlife and Countryside Link.  The focus is on the UK Government's Natural Environment White Paper.  While I face my grilling, President Barroso et al will be deciding how to spend c3 trillion euros of European tax payers money.  We expect negotiations to go on well into the night.

I shall try to highlight our hopes and expectations for the EU budget tomorrow.

Until then, enjoy the tennis and the sultry weather (assuming it's sultry where you are).