Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams urged Mr Varadkar to stand firm in negotiations and stare down the more obstinate elements in the DUP
They had to backtrack the following day after the DUP
said no deal had been done.
MP Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said: "After one week of talks, we are no closer to finding out what the DUP
have asked for and what concessions are being made.
The Conservative Party at Westminster must be in dire straits to even consider a coalition with the DUP
," he said.
Daniel Wright asked: "Do you agree women's rights and equal marriage aren't up for negotiation in DUP
A Downing Street spokesman said of the DUP
deal: "We welcome this commitment, which can provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond.
The old-school DUP
have stood as a block to change for many years.
But the old-school DUP
have stood as a block to creeping modernisation and change for many years.
If, as expected, the DUP
agree a deal with the Tories - it is incumbent upon our party to hold their feet to the fire in the House of Commons and work towards a Labour government at the next election, whenever that may be.
We want to make sure that Brexit is properly introduced and we will be the effective and possibly sole voice in parliament from Northern Ireland on Brexit," Ian Paisley Jr, a DUP
member of parliament, told BBC television.
Bituin Escalante regaled the crowd with the songs Broadway Baby and I'm Still Here, with customized lyrics, full of references to DUP
jokes, including Mabesa's favorite expressions.
The same sources said the members of the committee from the DUP
side include the minister of human development and labor in Khartoum state Osama Hassoun, the deputy parliament speaker Aisha Salih, the chairman of the DUP
's parliamentary bloc Ibrahim Mahgoub and the MP Ahmed al-Tayeb al-Mikabrabi.