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Should you snog a stranger this Christmas?

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With the Omicron variant putting everyone on edge, there has been quite a bit of mixed messaging from the government about how we should all be conducting ourselves this festive period. With a bizarre emphasis placed on snogging – some preaching caution, others saying snog away.

‘I don’t think I’ve ever heard people say the word snogging this much in my entire life.’ – Isabel Hardman

Katy Balls talks to Fraser Nelson, Isabel Hardman, and James Forsyth about the cabinet’s conflicting advice and the politics of public displays of affection.

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