the facts speak for themselves

the facts speak for themselves

The truth is self-evident based on facts that are publicly available and does not require explanation or elaboration. I know these regulations are unpopular, but the facts speak for themselves: by controlling property prices so strictly, we've managed to reduce homelessness by nearly 75% in the last decade. I have not written this report with any of my own interpretation or bias; instead I've chosen to let the facts speak for themselves.
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the facts speak for themˈselves

it is not necessary to give any further explanation about something because the information that is available already proves that it is true: The programme producers say they were careful not to present their own opinions, simply letting the facts speak for themselves.
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If you still doubt whether I was really in love, let the facts speak for themselves.
The facts speak for themselves and the many we are letting down.
He added: "General practice is in crisis and the facts speak for themselves.
Todholm Primary in Paisley wowed the judges with their ideas and the facts speak for themselves.
She just lets the facts speak for themselves and the reader is immediately hooked, in the way good or great short story writers (Chekhov comes to mind) manage to do.
The facts speak for themselves - our current portfolio of industrial and warehouse projects extends to 18 sites, amounting to 700 acres, capable of delivering 9,675,000 sq ft of space on a nationwide basis.
So I am going to let the facts speak for themselves.
Mind you, he's not Robinson Crusoe on that score, but there are often benefits drawn from experts speaking out early rather than wasting everybody's time on what turns out to be nebulous discussion, when the facts speak for themselves.
Unfortunately, ours is a business that depends on good results, and at this stage of the season the facts speak for themselves.
The scale of the problem is something that we might not be fully aware of but the facts speak for themselves.
The Autumn Statement contained some really welcome proposals to improve the accessibility and accountability of the regulators that enforce many of the rules, but the facts speak for themselves.
I think the facts speak for themselves on whether you have excuses or leadership," he told reporters at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.
The facts speak for themselves," said Carmen Romero, Nato's deputy spokesman.
The facts speak for themselves, the wrong school has been proposed for closure.
The entrepreneur said: "There have been some improvements, but the facts speak for themselves and the facts are still horrific.