With the greatest pf respect for Sean O’Grady who wrote this he’s wrong. It’s obvious he knows he is too. These places – all part of the UK and issuing UK passports – are not self governing any more than the Isle of Wight is.
Turks and Caicos, Bermuda, Bahamas, Jersey, Isle of Man, Guernsey, Cayman the list goes on, all part of the UK now are they? Nairu, Hong Kong, Panama, Netherlands Antilles, Delaware, Switzerland, Leichtenstein?
An interesting word for Ritchie to consider: jurisdiction.