NUS Blueprint - also breaks pledge
I have linked to the page relating to the NUS alternative proposals.
On page 5 it says: More funding for the higher education sector would be available, bringing long-term security and sustainability.
After twenty years of operation, we estimate the total revenues from personal contributions would be £6.4bn each year, after thirty years it would be £7.9bn each year, and after forty years it would be £8.5bn each year
This compares with estimated revenue of £6bn each year from fees under the current system, if the cap was set at £5,000
In other words the NUS proposals increase the capitation/fees element to £5,000. Now you could say that I am right about the NUS pledge and that it refers to only stopping fees from going up with the current system and that if there is a "fairer alternative" then such a limit does not apply.
Alternatively you could say that the pledge is a blunt - no more money for universities - pledge. In which case the NUS Blueprint - which involves almost doubling the fees element - would break the NUS pledge.
It is just some more evidence that my interpretation of the pledge is clearly right.