OH YES SUCCESS !!!!!
Here's what I did, slightly different to what I planned.
In sympathy of the problem, my lovely girlfriend had gone out and brought a tin of cheap magnolia 'Homebase vinyl silk'.
Time was running incredibly short, I hadn't packed and I decided that it was better to get my stuff out of the house and leave the kitchen a mess rather than the over way around.
As a last ditch attempt my parents came round and lended me a hand, I had to make a decision, asking them to clean off all the paint and then repaint from scratch didn't go down too well
so with a flip of a coin (quite literally) we went we for a coat of the cheap home base vinyl silk.
within 1 hour and a single coat the walls where covered and on tender hooks I checked it the following day and it still looked fantastic, thank my lucky stars.
But its hard to say exactly what fixed it.
It would seem that putting 4 layers of matt magnolia and then a polycell 5in1 covering did finally give it a strong base coat, but I must admit there where areas of the wall (just above the cupboards) that I had only done 1 coat of cheap magnolia matt because they where hard to reach and they covered fine too.
It would almost seem that the more layers of matt I put on made it nothing but worse, until put I put on the polycell 5in1 which recovered the problem slightly and made the vinyl silk look better there too.
On reflection, I should have rubbed it off as third_eye says, initially I was given bad advice being told that I would have to rub it down using sandpaper which made an awful amount of mess when I had neither the time or the ability to take over the kitchen like that.
If I was to ever fine my self in the same situation again, I would of course sugar soap of the walls first, but the polycell 5in1 certainly helped to get the whole thing back to a workable state, I wouldn't really advise my method though!! except in an emergency like mine, the kitchen looks good now but I wouldn't be surprised if it starts going bad and the paint comes off the walls, if it was my house and I had all the time in the world I would have put in the elbow grease.
Thanks to everyone for there advice, and a big thanks to my mum+dad and lushous girlfriend.
I hope my experience will help out some other cowboy tenants who may find them selves in the same situation one day, yeeee haaaaw