Why are the mentally ill so very unreasonable?

Why are the mentally ill so very unreasonable?

This query was the shadowy underside of the question in R v G, R v J, [2008] UKHL 13, as to what constituted a reasonable excuse under the Terrorism Act 2000.

Under s.58 it is an offence to collect or make a record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, or to possess a document or record containing an offence of that kind. There is a statutory defence of reasonable excuse – the evidential burden on the defendant. The Act does not, in a realistic acceptance of the richness of behaviour, define what type of excuse may be reasonable.

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