Were the debate to be held before the general election campaign begins, the impartiality rules would not apply.
In an increasingly atheistic and multi-faith society, a secular state, which protects all religions and privileges none, is a model to embrace.
Party writes to Jeremy Heywood asking whether Coetzee's involvement in Lib Dem election strategy has breached the special advisers' code of conduct.
How many know that the party still aspires to abolish tuition fees and plans to review the bedroom tax?
The ambitious Lib Dem is positioning himself as the "continuity candidate" in a future leadership contest.
Policies such as cutting the top rate of tax, reducing NHS spending and introducing for-profit free schools are politically toxic.
With each week, the party is giving more power and responsibility to individuals to shape their own destiny - the essence of liberalism.
Next week, the Deputy PM needs some pointed barbs, a few more jokes and a lot more passion.
The Deputy PM's pragmatic case for the EU gave him the edge over the tetchy UKIP leader.