Poor Mr Patterson was caught out for using his position unlawfully. But only 30 days, and how many more are using their position unethically. They are paid handsomely and can claim expenses so why do they need to receive gifts which include holidays and football match tickets. Patterson used hi parliamentary office 16 times for business meetings, not just the once by mistake or circumstance, but 16 times. He could now face a by-election if enough constituents vote for it.