Why would we want to go home early?

A serious conflict somewhere in the world. Casualties building by the hour both civilian and military with some risk of a full scale invasion of Georgia by Russia. The threat to a strategic oil pipeline pushing up world oil prices. Never mind all that a local angle must be found and the News Letter have done it finding two local tourists who are refusing to hurry home. One of them said:

“We’re Ulstermen and we’ve paid for this holiday and we’re going to enjoy it. The drink and food is cheap and the people are wonderful and this is a very interesting time to be here – why would we want to go home early?”