Its said of Gib, you either love it or hate it, I love it. I can get everything I need there, cross the border and you can go anywhere in Spain, its a great place to leave from or arrive to. Yes, it is a bit like England, but different, its now becoming more civilianised. I just like the place, best base in that part of the Med/Atlantic coast.
I love the place, and the price of diesel fuel ... oooops wrong forum !
I never spent anything longer than one week or so there, so, my opinion certainly is incomplete.
Nevertheless, IMHO, a stop at Gib is a must if you happen to be around there.
Depends on what you do. Although UK citizens don't need a permit you need some sort of paperwork it's catch 22 - you get a job unless you have it and you can't get it unless you have a card. In reality if you have the skills a company wants they will sort it for you and there's a lot of cash in hand bar work going. Easiest way to get a job is work of mouth, jobs don't get advertised. let me know what sort of work you are looking for and I'll see if I can put you in touch with someone.