74 (ish) of the 220 players starting Premiership games this weekend will be English citizens.
Overseas players now dominate not only because they play footie rather well, but also because they enjoy a huge and unfair competitive advantage over British players.
Current Income Tax regulatuions allow foreign players to claim 'non-domicile' status.Smart lawyers / accountnats and well fed agents help them recover more of their wages than British citizens.
In opposition Brown promised (Ho.Ho.Ho.) that this tax loophole would be removed....it does of course benefits those Labour donors who missed out on coronets.
For 10 years as Chancellor he refused to do so in the face of fierce lobbying from its wealthy beneficiaries and their lawyers ....
In the process English football was denuded of home-grown talent.