"We need to clean up Westminster politics and take action to restore faith in our political system," he wrote in the Mail on Sunday.
Look, the MPs are not our political system, OK? They are merely persons operating within the system.
There are a whole load of problems with our MPs and there are problems with our political system, but they are not one and the same. Attempting to get MPs who are not irredeemably corrupt might help restore some faith in those MPs, but it will not restore faith in the political system itself.
The political system is utterly buggered, but ensuring that MPs cannot screw us over will not actively help there; leaving the EU might help—on the grounds that our political system is pointless whilst we are a member—but even that would only be a start.
It is true that both our political system and our MPs share some problems—are corrupt to the core—but the two should never be conflated in terms of solutions.