Sixth form student interviews UKIP leader Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage, UKIP.
Nigel Farage, UKIP.

An aspiring journalist who edits a student magazine has interviewed one of the most controversial figures in UK politics today.

Charlie Masters, 18, from Berkhamsted School, fired questions at UKIP leader Nigel Farage over email.

Charlie Masters, 18, from Berkhamsted School.

Charlie Masters, 18, from Berkhamsted School.

“I just thought one day that I was going to attempt to contact this man who is a very important, very interesting man of British politics,” said Charlie.

The sixth former, who is studying politics, history and English literature, said after ‘many months of toil’ he managed to get a response from one of the party leader’s PAs who asked him to email a list of questions.

Charlie is the cultural editor for the school’s Ink magazine, which is both online and printed.

But Charlie, who recently did work experience at the Houses of Parliament, has turned his hand to politics for his latest article.

“I read the answers and you can see him saying them,” he said. “I think he is a very interesting character. I’m really grateful that he took the time to respond to them.

“I think he is definitely one of the most interesting characters in British politics at the moment, that is why I picked him.”

Charlie, who hopes to pursue a career as a political journalist, asks Farage about lowering the voting age, university fees, influences behind UKIP and public sector service cuts.