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Someone has unveiled a blue plaque for the journalist who had the scoop that sparked Boris Johnson’s resignation

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Someone has unveiled a blue plaque for the journalist who had the scoop that sparked Boris Johnson’s resignation. The blue plaque was dedicated to the Sun journalist who broke Conservative Chris Pincher MP’s drunken sexual assault scoop - a story that proved to be the final nail in the coffin for Boris Johnson’s premiership.

The Sun newspaper's political reporter, Noa Hoffman, landed the scoop that kickstarted a chain of events that saw the beleaguered PM quit.

Riot E-liquid, a UK-based company that is helping thousands of people quit smoking has accepted responsibility for the blue plaque that was placed on the entrance wall of the News UK building on London Bridge Street.

The company claimed the plaque is in, "recognition and celebration of helping people quit".

Hoffman's uncovering of more Downing Street scandal is just one of a long line of scandals during Boris Johnson’s leadership that includes partygate, flat refurbishment, the illegal prorogation of Parliament, and the Owen Paterson lobbying outrage.

A spokesperson from Riot E-liquid, said: "We have helped thousands of people quit ourselves, so we wanted to recognise Noa's blockbuster scoop that triggered last week's events - and led to Boris quitting.

“Freddie Mercury, Shakespeare - the finest in their discipline have all been honoured with a blue plaque and Noa's is well deserved for some excellent journalism.

“We've already been contacted to take it down by an angry sounding official - but I'm sure lots of people would like to see it stay up, so fingers crossed."

The most recent and wide-ranging Government report on tobacco revealed plans for the UK to be smokefree by 2030 - with the NHS and ministers including former Health Secretary Sajid Javid - backing the use of e-cigarettes as a means to quit.

Riot Eliquid is an award-winning eliquid and disposable e-cigarette producer based in Milton Keynes.

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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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