The good news is that everything is working well. That’s what we want to hear. What we don’t want to hear is that the project has been plagued with glitches since we started.
It’s clear that NHS managers don’t want whistleblowers.
Fans of football clubs don’t want to see their team concede possession of the ball.
And that if we are going to hear about the bad news it’s better to put it between two pieces of good news.
Is that really what we expect?
Perhaps it’s time to talk about the possibility that we can win a football match with less possession than the opposition. And that glitches in the system are exactly what we expect and want.
The alternative is to suggest that we aren’t paying attention unless it’s good news.