Konami in general has been pushing their health club & gym business a lot more these days and distancing themselves from their old gaming and casino operation business. Konami UK has almost zero impact on Konami's decision as a whole... Konami is still a company operated by the founding family and their stock-holders are mostly Japanese banks. Thus, foreign pressure has little if any impact.
However, I can also understand snuff's approach as well. Fans should not be in the business of worrying about the internal structure and whatnot of corporations-- Konami UK is the representative of Konami after all (in the UK) so they should naturally be on the receiving end of critique as well, and it should be their duty to communicate that to Konami"s HQ. However, it is naturally more effective for fans to go directly to the source at the HQ-- but not all fans can do this (a sit requires Japanese skill), and not everyone has that degree of drive.
I can also understand SRMs concern when fans become aggressive towards portions of Konami who have shown understanding and support to our plight. "over-aggressive fans" might turn these internal Konami supporters away from SRM, there is always that risk.
Even then, I think this just shows how the movement has gained momentum and has grown. Any group will end up reaching a point where one idea can no longer unify the group. The more people you have, the greater the differences become and polarization can not be avoided. The apologetic, friendly approach will end up being viewed as "too soft", "political", or "compromising", while the more direct and angry approach will be viewed as "rabid" and "destructive" from the other side; you see this happen everywhere.
However, the success of any movement hinges on the interaction and congruity of both these types of opposites. The extremists can have an impact with their anger, and the apologists can come in after that to make amends. The combined effort ends up in overall progress although members of each might engage in their own mini-verbal wars.
In such cases though, it is probably best to have the more extreme activities function outside SRM... such as "Angry Fans of Suikoden" or something.