Let’s be adults here. Of course everybody spies on everybody else. If I was from Italy or Britain, of course I would want to know what both my enemies and allies were really thinking. Any nation who doesn’t do it is certainly putting themselves at risk.
I can almost see Arte Johnson in his Wehrmacht uniform “hiding” behind a potted palm tree with his cigarette held European-style, commenting on the last one-liner, “Veeeeeryyyy Interesting.” If you youngsters don’t get it, Google “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.”