THE European Commission is considering classifying the UK leaving the EU without a deal as a "major disaster" similar to an earthquake or major flood. 

According to reports from BBC journalist Adam Fleming, officials at the executive branch of the European Union are working on proposals to add a No-Deal Brexit to the list of situations covered by its Solidarity Fund.

The emergency cash is used to help countries hit by disasters. 

The proposals, which could be approved and published as soon as Wednesday, are set to be discussed this afternoon.

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Since the the classification change will change EU law, it will need to be approved by the European Parliament and its member states.

This week cross-party efforts to prevent a No-Deal Brexit are being ramped up in response to the Prime Minister's decision to suspend parliament and limit the amount of time for necessary legislation to stop the UK leaving without a deal to pass. 

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The SNP warned the repercussions of a No-Deal Brexit revealed in a leaked government dossier – including shortages of food, medicines and fuel – lay bare the “sheer havoc Scotland and the UK are hurtling towards”.

Published by the Sunday Times, the documents warned the UK will be hit with a three-month “meltdown” at its ports, widespread strike action and potential clashes between UK and European fishing vessels amid concerns hundreds of ships will illegally sail into UK fishing waters.