"we discovered a technical barrier that every other country [...] is also now hitting."
Only they're not, because they actually listened to Google's and Apple's press statements on why a contract tracing API was necessary. Italy and Germany have made their code open source.
And it's not necessary for journalists to even understand technology, all they had to do was listen to Apple and Google's press statements on the matter and draw the logical conclusion that the British world beating app was beaten from the start. It ain't a matter of balancing opinons, it's fact vs. opinion.
But I guess it's easier to just copy verbatim whatever the minister is twunting on about today. Like "every other country building their own app is also now hitting".
Add this app to the list of yet another government IT failure, only this time the general public got to see the failure happen in real time, so this time there's a chance they might understand that a tech-adverse and fact-adverse ruling class being "held to account" by tech-adverse journalism incapable of checking facts actively works against the country's interests.