Johnson's original quote:
"And yes – once we have settled our accounts, we will take back control of roughly £350 million per week. It would be a fine thing, as many of us have pointed out, if a lot of that money went on the NHS, provided we use that cash injection to modernise and make the most of new technology."
"[Boris] is technically right: the UK will take back control of £350m which it could, if it chose, apply wholly to the National Health Service."
Do you see the problem here?
The ONS thought he was saying something else. Jane then waffles on, padding out the word count by giving The Register what it wanted, presumably, some Boris-bashing.
"Pointing to the small print – to the scale on the left, to the explanatory footnote – simply will not do. "
It is quite sufficient here since the ONS misread Johnson's quote, or didn't read it at all.
Post-truth journalism. Orwell would be proud.