COVID-19 has seen a refreshing rise in the quality of decision making,drawing on the best advice of Professionals in every field and level of society. In the past an enormous amount of energy and expertise has been frustrated by political parties who put ideology beyond common sense, effectiveness and current thinking. It has been very difficult for the best solutions to problems to come to the surface and much time is lost in futile sectarian debate. By working co-operatively, the best way forward can be arrived at, around a table, where all ideas are seen as equally valid and where solutions building based on dialogue can be reached. The current model of conflict politics is more suited to a time gone by, when solutions were arrived by opposing groups lined up on a field of battle.