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And the nominees are ... This year we had a prince become a knight, a speaker undone by a chopper, and a Prime Minister bestowed with the addendum "ILF" and called "Daddy" by the youth. The end of the year signals a time to reflect on the year that was and vote on the sexiest pollies, the Person of the Year and the Crikey Arsehat of the Year. This year we have included many suggestions from our readers, who helped with both surprising and completely expected nominations.