The Staggers 13 August 2016 Word of the week: NECpotism Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up As the battle of the Labour leadership drags on in the courts, the word of the week is: NECpotism (n) When one faction tries to further its favourite son by applying pressure within an organisation, possibly by disqualifying hundreds of thousands of people. Usage: "If Owen Smith wins, it'll be down to NECpotism." "There's something a bit NECpotistic about deciding this in the courts." "NECpotism will only get you so far." Articles to read if you're frustrated about NECpotism: Labour wins bid to exclude 130,000 new members The High Court won't stop Jeremy Corbyn winning Do you have a suggestion for next week's word? Share it in the form below. Loading... › Blairite, Trot, Entryist - why Labour's slurs are so misleading Julia Rampen is the digital night editor at the Liverpool Echo, and the former digital news editor of the New Statesman. She has also been deputy editor at Mirror Money Online and worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!