A Lichfield Lib Dem councillor has warned Brexit could be “a catastrophe” for the region.
Cllr Paul Ray’s comments come after Toyota that a no-deal scenario may halt production at its Burnaston plant.
The car manufacturer said issues around border controls could cause lengthy backlogs for parts.
Cllr Ray, who represents the Chadsmead ward, said: “The Liberal Democrats have consistently warned of the damaging impact Brexit will have on the economy nationally and here in Lichfield and Burntwood.
“The Toyota plant at Burnaston employs 2,500 people. If jobs and output is lost here it will affect the economy of the UK and our local region.
“I fear that we are heading for a catastrophe. Time is running out and business is very concerned and jobs are at risk.
“And meanwhile, the Labour Party has no position on Brexit and the Conservatives are fighting amongst themselves and totally mismanaging the negotiations with the EU.
“That’s risking the future of our country.”
Cllr Ray said he believes a second vote is needed to ensure any exit from Europe is the will of the people.
“It is crucial that the public and not politicians have the final say on Brexit,” he said.
“As a Liberal Democrat I say that we must remain in the Single Market and Customs Union. But more importantly I say that the final decision on the deal the Government agrees with the EU should be made by the people in a second referendum on the facts of the Brexit deal – A People’s Vote.
“There is unstoppable pressure now building for a People’s Vote on the deal with the TUC and more and more MPs supporting this.
“Do we accept that deal or reject the deal the Government gets? That has to be a matter for the country.”