“This is a ridiculous situation and I cannot believe that when the initial decision was made in May to open up the membership in this way over the summer that somebody at a higher level in the party, or somebody in one of the at that time three main campaigns didn’t express some concerns,” he said.Yes, Jack. Only, the decision to open up the membership was not taken in May. It was taken last year, and was voted on and accepted, and it was endorsed by that other gurning clown, Tony Blair.
I believe the only person on Labour's National Executive Committee who voted against the changes was Dennis Skinner, the intransigent left winger. But I'm not 100% certain of this.