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Mem­bers of the Ruther­glen branch of the Scot­tish So­cial­ist Party failed to let their bizarre ban­ning by PayPal ruin their Cuba-themed night on Satur­day night.

Last week, we re­ported that the US com­pany had re­fused to take pay­ment for the event be­cause the Caribbean coun­try is still un­der a trade em­bargo.

But there was no way that was go­ing to stop party mem­bers as well as their friends and fam­ily from hav­ing a great night at the Glen­cairn venue.

The event co­in­cided with the an­niver­sary of the failed at­tack on the Mon­cada Bar­racks, an army fa­cil­ity in the city of San­ti­ago de Cuba, on July 26, 1953.

Branch sec­re­tary, David McCle­mont, said:“It was a great night, ev­ery­one seemed to have a great time.

“It’s def­i­nitely been a great suc­cess and we’re al­ready mak­ing plans for next year”

It is be­lieved PayPal have pre­vi­ously taken is­sue with Cuban-nights where raf­fle tick­ets are in­cluded in the ticket price and the prizes on of­fer are Cuban goods.

Ha­vana good time Sean Bail­lie, Branch Sec­re­tary SSP Mother­well and Wishaw, David McCle­mont, branch sec­re­tary Ruther­glen, Cam­bus­lang and Blan­tyre and Ed­ward Kerr, SSP Glas­gow South mem­ber

Fam­ily af­fair Scot­tish So­cial­ist Party Na­tional Sec­re­tary Bill Bon­nar and fam­ily in­clud­ing his daugh­ter Katie Bon­nar Branch Sec­re­tary of SSP Glas­gow South

Fly­ing the flag Mem­bers from SSP Glas­gow South, SSP Dundee and SSP Mother­well and Wishaw en­joy the Cuba night held in Ruther­glen

Top trio Danielle Wal­lace, Michele McGowan and Caro­line McCle­mont

An­niver­sary Mem­bers of the SSP en­joy the Cuban­themed night

Great night Gerry

McMa­hon, Ruther­glen SSP


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