If the Guardian is not omitting context here
Johnson says there will be no checks on goods between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, just some “light touch measures”. “The most important point is that even these measures automatically dissolve unless the majority of Stormont vote to keep them,” he says.
Is that true for the actual Johnson-EU deal? I was under the impression he conceded to the EU the opposite default, i.e. that measures don't "dissolve" unless Stormonts votes against them, which is not quite the same thing since Stormont has trouble meeting at all. As summarized by the BBC the deal entails:
If the Northern Ireland Assembly votes against the new arrangements, they would stop applying two years later [...]
So is Johnson's statement correct nonetheless or somehow out of context?