It has more tax powers in Bermuda than any of the devolved Scottish, Welch and Northern Irish parliaments and those of other, larger but less affluent BOTs.
Only in external affairs and defence does the UK have a controlling interest.
See Bermuda History with the Old and New Worlds since 1500.
It has been completely self-governing (except for defence, external affairs and internal security, which are reserved British-UK powers) for centuries and is the smallest of all the fourteen BOTs (see below) yet has the most evolved British Parliament in the world after Westminster in London.
In Britain, the Queen reads the speech and in British Commonwealth countries, Governors or Governors General do.
His Excellency the Governor has his own Flag of Office.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, at King Charles Street, London SW1 A2AH, England, telephone (011) 44-207-2701500 or fax 44-207-2702148 is the British Government department responsible for Bermuda's overseas relations and foreign affairs.For those who want to work in Bermuda, Work Permits apply just as much to Britons, Canadians, Europeans and Americans as to Philippine nationals or Mongolians.Britons who are not also Bermudians have none of the rights that Bermudians in the UK now have if they apply for UK passports.This means that even people born and bred in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Bermuda's mother-country based on the nationality of its first colonists, are not free to come and go as they wish, if and when they come here do not have citizenship, generally cannot vote, need work permits like any other nationality if they are qualified to come to work and are never guaranteed continued employment even with work permits if Bermudians becomes qualified and are deemed able to take over their jobs.The Bermuda Government alone has the right to control the admission and expulsion of people from both Britain and anywhere else in the world.
It was the UK Government that approved that Bermudians could have, on application, a UK passport and be treated as full UK nationals in every other way, but that Britons in Bermuda who are not also Bermudian would not have reciprocal rights.