“In this, the strangest of years, I’ve even changed my Christmas song. Usually it’s Fairytale of New York on Boombox repeat; but this year it’s the Clash number, Should I Stay or Should I go? If I stay in London with my wife and children, there will be trouble in the form of my mum and dad, both in ill health in Yorkshire and desperate to see their grandchildren; if I go there will be double, in that our visit – potentially bearing gifts in the form of a new strain of Covid-19 – might actually kill them off. Ah, 2020: the year that keeps on giving – and taking…”
My latest Telegraph column: Do I risk giving my parents Covid?
Updated: Dec 22, 2023