In this column for the Guardian, George Monbiot suggests a mandatory register of journalists' financial interests as a way of cleaning up the profession. He argues that such a register should be part of any future replacement for the PCC and that it would give our readers 'some idea of whether it's the organ-grinder talking or his monkey.' His proposal is prompted not by hacking, but by recent payola scandals in America. Monbiot has started the process by revealing all of his own interests - pay, gifts, hospitality and investments on his website www.monbiot.com Hero or pious fool? You decide.