Meet Forsyth, an Auckland man interested in both the snapper quota and the GCSB Bill
Prime Minister John Key says New Zealanders are far more interested in snapper than spies.
But could there be citizens concerned about both fishing quota and the GCSB Bill?
Auckland man Forsyth Thompson is one such individual. In fact, he sees connections between the two issues.
"While the MPI's proposed cuts to the recreational fishing in SNA1 are a direct and obvious attack on recreational interests in favour of commercial profits, the GCSB Bill is every bit as much an attack on NZ," the one-time Google NZ country lead and APN group advertising manager tells NBR ONLINE.
It's just that the snapper contoversy is easy to grasp, he reckons.
"Most people are completely unaware of how insidious a piece of legislation the GCSB Bill is," the Oxford-educated Digital Hothouse founder says.
"We can all readily understand how absurd it is to give our fish to commercial interests and to want to make commercial fishing more important than the rights of every New Zealander. The GCSB Bill is the kind of legislation the rest of the world will shake their heads in disbelief at. First food, then privacy. What's next?"