"In fact these apologists are attempting to legitimise the naked power and authority of management."
I think that Laurie sees Kim as management and himself as worker and he just has to be diametrically opposed to management as a matter of course. He does this despite humanity, logic and justice. He’s made himself a placard and he’s gone on strike.
It looks like Kim’s going to cross a picket line to sack his Minister for Immigration of 239 days.