An answer to your off-topic question!
Japan put a satellite up before the UK did, (Japan march 1970, UK, Black Arrow rocket carrying Prospero satellite, 1971).
After long torturous experimental developments, with some 'national' launches, Japan tried to get into the commercial launch game with the H2 rocket in the 1990's, but it was very expensive and unrealiable.
The current version, launched yesterday, is a simpler, cheaper version. But they will have a hard time breaking into the market dominated by the US, Europe and Russia.
What did the UK do after 1971......don't get me started!
(Put 'A Vertical Empire' into your search engine, I cannot remember the sites name).
As for the original question, pretending that the hellish, Orwellian N.Korean regime does not exsist will not solve anything, so the UK is right, hard as it is to see any immediate benefits.