Barak: Labor will battle against 'piggish capitalism' of the Right

October 27, 2008 15:27


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Despite polls predicting a crash for his party, Labor chair Ehud Barak made strong statements Monday, asserting that his party would fight against "the piggish capitalism of the Right." Speaking at a Labor faction meeting, Barak said Labor would "separate from other factions, [in the wake of] the economic tidal wave suddenly sweeping the world." "We believe in massive investments in infrastructure, in research and development in education, in the lower echelons of the defense establishment, and in willingness to bolster the financial sphere if and when it's needed." Barak also praised Labor's "clear requests" in the failed coalition negotiations with Kadima, and hailed his party's "verity in discussing regional order," a reference to his insistence on involvement in negotiations with neighboring Syria.

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