By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
Published: 10:51 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 10:52 BST, 1 September 2019
Michael Gove today admitted that some food prices could rise after No Deal Brexit - but denied there would be shortages of fresh goods.
As Brexit tension escalate with a titanic showdown in Parliament this week, the Cabinet minister said costs of some foods might go up, but stressed that others 'will go down'.
Pressed on the risk of shortages, Mr Gove said: 'Everyone will have the food they need... No, there will be no shortages of fresh food.'
Mr Gove, who is in charge of No Deal planning, tried to calm concerns as the deadline of October 31 looms and negotiations with the EU still look deadlocked.
The bloc's chief negotiator Michel Barnier took a hard line today insisting the the Irish backstop would not be dropped.
He said the EU had already shown 'maximum flexibility' and he was 'not optimistic' about the chances of avoiding No Deal.
He also claimed there would be no 'mini-deals' to ease the impact of the UK crashing out.
On the BBC's Andrew Marr Show today, Michael Gove admitted that some food prices could rise after No Deal Brexit - but denied there would be shortages of fresh goods
Michel Barnier (pictured centre in Brussels last month) has saidhe is not optimistic about the chances of a Brexit deal
But Mr Gove played down Mr