GRADUATES with loan debts will be forced to hand over their Betty Blue posters and other student ephemera.
Former students owing an estimated £5bn must return bootleg A2 posters of Beatrice Dalle and any other pop culture trinkets they have to show for their degree course.
A treasury spokesman said: “The average Betty Blue poster retails at £4.99. Secondhand value is an estimated 50p, but if you multiply that by the number of students that’s maybe half a billion.”
Other posters including Absinthe lady, illustrated Plato quotes and Audrey Hepburn on a Vespa could also be requisitioned.
Graduate Tom Logan said: “These posters are like family to me. I’ve laughed and cried with them. Mainly cried.
“Without them I will have gained absolutely nothing from my time at university except compromised liver function.”