Foreign secretary hails ‘biggest operation since Libya’ and pledges long-term help, but island’s chief minister says financial aid offered is not enough

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson has praised the response of the community in Anguilla after landing on the island to witness first-hand the devastation unleashed by Hurricane Irma.

Ahead of touching down at the island’s airport on board the Royal Air Force’s Airbus A400M Altas, carrying aid supplies and the latest deployment of Royal Marine troops, he surveyed the damage from the window of the cockpit.

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