Personally I think the issue, or part of it at least, is that some people (not naming names, because it's never only one) really don't get the fact that the weather varies a large amount in a relatively small area in the UK, let alone the whole of the island or islands.
Yes, we have had a very wet spring here, and looking at the the Weatherlink obs across from here to Witney (as a close geographical example only of course) we have had more rain than any of their local sites. Would I say we are in drought here, no not really... the grass is green, however it is also bone dry almost everywhere. Also, the local soil makes a big difference, clay to chalk etc... We are on clay soil, so as moisture laden as possible, but also the quickest to run off, as possible, when the soil is dry. Fishing on a chalk river today near Andover, 15 miles away from my home, the banks were still under water, and that is pure chalk with easy run off.
So, it's pretty obvious that what we've had here is nowhere similar to what others close or even further distance locations have had in terms of rainfall since the turn of the year, they have different soil as well, so saying that we are not or are in a drought is extremely localised and relative.