She said the DUP
felt the text presented to them would have "boxed them into a corner" and they pulled the plug leaving Prime Minister Theresa May humiliated and hopes of a deal in tatters.
Lord Patten told ITV's Peston on Sunday: "The DUP
is a toxic brand and the Conservative Party has got itself back in to the situation where there's a danger of it looking like the 'Nasty Party', to borrow from Theresa May.
hit out at May last night as talks between the two sides dragged on for a 12th day.
is urging the government to give "greater focus" to the negotiations.
She made clear she was not offering a full coalition with ministerial jobs for DUP
MPs, but was seeking a "confidence and supply" arrangement, under which the smaller party would remain outside Government but would ensure its survival by supporting it on financial measures and no-confidence votes.
Event spokeswoman Maia Jones said: "We've organised this protest in reaction to the feeling of fear and shock after the General Election and the prospect of a coalition agreement between the Conservative party and the right-wing extremists the DUP
are against same sex marriage and a woman's right to have an abortion.
It will mean the DUP
backing the Government on their Budget and saving them from no-confidence motions.
And it's a perfect reflection of the attitudes the DUP
likes to represent: careful, canny, frugal, happy to look the part and humbly do the duty.
And the DUP
looks after the union of Northern Ireland with Great Britain much like their men look after those good suits.
Asked by the ECHO about the DUP
deal, newly re-elected Wirral South MP Alison McGovern said: "That Theresa May failed to get the majority she assumed she was entitled to shows that people in Merseyside and Britain have rejected her risky policies for Brexit, and her cuts to public services.
The Conservative Party's 318 lawmakers and the 10 Westminster seats of the DUP
would allow May's minority government to pass legislation more easily.