The answer is: it’s a tie, at least online.
Our data team built a network graph mapping both conversations to visualise how Twitter users interacted with each other.
Over a two day period, we analysed over 40k tweets, the bulk of both conversations.
Although the Twitter mentions of both social care and Williamson were about even, the star power of Maro Itoje and his pithy response to the story ensured Williamson’s gaffe dominated more of the online conversation.
So, a win for a government that has just jacked up taxes to a post-WW2 high?