The almost comical list of Peter Hain's achievements does go on and, if it is to be believed, Peter Hain should be made a saint, given a nobel prize and should be given a statue on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square.
Perhaps the most comical of Paul Flynn' assertions about who will not be sorry about Peter Hain departure are ;
"Hardcore tribalists in Northern Ireland who resent the results of his peace building."
Because let's face it, we all know that without Peter Hain's leadership on this issue, there would be no peace in Northern Ireland
And according to Paul Flynn, those who will be sorry include.
"The majority of the people of South Africa of all communities, who know his work in ushering in a just peaceful transition to majority rule."
Because again, the leadership of apartheid South Africa in 1990 turned to Peter Hain in order to bring an end to the hated segregationalist system they had. Without Peter Hain, Nelson Mandela would still be locked up.
I urge you to read the whol list Paul Flynn has written, particularly the final group who will be sorry;
"His parliamentary colleagues and millions of other people who have long admired his prodigious work, his honesty, integrity and decency."
To be fair though, if Paul Flynn is right about Peter Hain's extraordinary abilities, not that he has more time on his hands he should be able to sort out global warming, international terrorism and also perhaps his hardest task, which is to work out why the Welsh are so crap at football !