Word of the week: NECpotism

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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."

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Julia Rampen is the digital news editor of the New Statesman (previously editor of The Staggers, The New Statesman's online rolling politics blog). She has also been deputy editor at Mirror Money Online and has worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines.