The shadow chancellor says for the first time that he could work with the Lib Dem leader, supports airport expansion and says history will "paint a different picture" of Gordon Brown.
Labour will end the year ahead in the polls, Scotland will reject independence by a double-digit margin and Ed Balls will remain shadow chancellor.
Labour states unambiguously that it will be "cutting departmental spending in 2015-16" and will not borrow for "day-to-day spending".
Having threatened to resign from the last Labour government over the project, Miliband is now merely "sceptical".
The shadow chancellor enjoyed a better day in the House as he pinned down Danny Alexander on living standards.
The appointment of the man who was Chancellor at the time of the crash would make it even easier for the Tories to warn "don't give the keys back".
The first poll on the Autumn Statement shows that voters agree with Balls that Osborne is "in denial about the cost of living crisis".
Both Miliband and Balls know they need to do more if people are going to be persuaded to put them in charge of public money.
"We know they’re not very good at shooting badgers...they're not very good at shooting other people’s foxes either."