Typical DoubleSpeak from the government.
I was vaguely aware before a couple of years ago that this kind of thing happens, and it's just "spin" but I've now realised that it's much more widespread than I thought. My trust in the government has been greatly reduced due to all the blatant lies and placing things way out of context. Same thing for the BBC and the rest of MSM, and sadly also The Register (to a lesser extent). Anonymous because I work for the government.
However, if you were looking at The Reg comments, or LinkedIN or IPSE or just talking to other contractors you would know very well that it really didn't "all go so well". A better description would be "complete clusterfuck" and "mass exodus" (which has been great news for MSPs).