Also missing from your post is a promise to publish all of your expenses, regardless of what the FoI law says, on your website. Will you undertake to do this?
Or is this simply another MP urging others to "do as I say, not do as I do"...?
And, as if on cue (surely I flatter myself), Douglas has posted the following on his blog today.
This week the Westminster establishment will try to pass a law that would exempt MPs from the Freedom of Information Act and allow MP expenses to remain secret.
I've had enough of this farce. I decided over the weekend that at the end of this financial year (April 2009), I'll be publishing a detailed breakdown of all the things I've claimed for as an MP over the year. Want to see what I spend on travel or rent? I'm going to put it on-line for all to see.
My colleague, Ben Wallace MP, had the courage to show the way, and I now intend to follow his lead.
Good stuff, Douglas: we look forward to seeing how you've accounted for every penny. What with you and Ben, there's only another 644 of you to go...
UPDATE: Douglas has emailed to inform me that that he only saw my prodding post after he had pledged to publish his expenses. Still, I'd rather take a spontaneously honest MP over a boost your humble Devil's ego...!